[The Glory Unveiled]
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. ( Romans 1:21 )
The Creator, seem to have hardwired the human vessel to follow a particular course and pattern. Any deviation from that preset design is detrimental to that human and consequently, their environment. In our verse of Scripture, we read that there are some people who have the knowledge of God. And yet, refuse to glorify God with that knowledge nor give thanks. The sole responsibility of man is to bring glory to God by making the world see that aspect of God that He has deposited in them. But that aspect can only be made known through the special revealed knowledge of God. And so, for anyone to know that and yet refuse to glorify God with it, they will become conceited with arrogance and rebellion. A typical example is the devil. He refused to glorify God and to give Him thanks. Instead, he sought to take the place of God. That is what happens when anyone refuses to glorify God and to live a life of continuous thanksgiving and acknowledgement of the goodness of God. The continuous acknowledgement of God deletes pride and arrogance. Our thoughts will not be futile if we are conscious that the life we have and live is not ours but God’s. Let this mindset of utter dependence on God remain in us.
Prayer_Bead: Lord over everything, Master of the universe, in You consist all things and nothing exist independent of you. Thank you for the grace to be humbled by this knowledge and to let the world see your glory through my life.
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