Soli Deo Gloria - Glory to God Alone

 Exodus 34:29-35

Glory is exalted praise.  If God doesn't get the exalted praise who does?  The answer is man.  When God receives the praise the results are beneficial.  When man receives the praise that belongs to God, the results are disastrous.  Following are some examples that bear out this truth.

Examples of Praise belonging to God:

  • Exodus 34:14 - (for you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God)

  • Psalm 19:1.+....  - The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork..............

  • Isaiah  42:8 - I am the Lord; that is my name; my glory I give to no other, nor my praise to carved idols.

Examples where man take praise that belongs to God:

  • Genesis 3:4-5 - But the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die.  For God knows that when you eat of it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil."  [You are NOT to be God]

  • Daniel 4: 28-30-37 - "Is not this great Babylon, which I have built by my mighty power as a royal residence and for the glory of my majesty?"  [No Self Exaltation]

  • Romans 1:18-23 - and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and creeping things.  [No Idolatry]

 

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