Thursday, September 15, 2011

2011 September 15 - Morning Manna

I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. (Isaiah 42:8)
Today's Morsel:  We often hear in the church about the glory of the Lord.  But just what is the glory of the Lord?  Isaiah says that the whole earth is filled with His glory (Isaiah 6:3). Jesus said to His disciples, "When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory" (Matthew 25:31).  He told the men on the road to Emmaus, " O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken: Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself" (Luke 24:25-27). When we understand who will sit upon the throne of glory, and who it is that sits upon it, then we understand that glory is a place of honor and praise, the beauty and bliss of heaven; a place where praise and thanksgiving is offered as an act of worship to God.  John the Revelator saw in His vision, " Four beasts had each of them six wings about him; and they were full of eyes within: and they rest not day and night, saying, Holy, holy, holy, Lord God Almighty, which was, and is, and is to come. And when those beasts give glory and honour and thanks to him that sat on the throne, who liveth for ever and ever, The four and twenty elders fall down before him that sat on the throne, and worship him that liveth for ever and ever, and cast their crowns before the throne, saying, Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created" (Revelation 4:8-11).  So what Isaiah was saying is that the whole earth is really filled with His honor and with praise to Jesus. The Psalmist said, "From the rising of the sun unto the going down of the same the LORD'S name is to be praised. The LORD is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens" (Psalms 113:3-4). Paul further said, "Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man speaking by the Spirit of God calleth Jesus accursed: and that no man can say that Jesus is the Lord, but by the Holy Ghost" (1 Corinthians 12:3).  Now we understand why  we are admonished, "Let them praise the name of the LORD: for his name alone is excellent; his glory is above the earth and heaven" (Psalms 148:13).  And he tells us, "Let the saints be joyful in glory: let them sing aloud upon their beds. Let the high praises of God be in their mouth, and a two-edged sword in their hand" (Psalms 149:5-6).  Therefore, all over the world, Jesus should be receiving honor and praise for who He is and for what He has done for us.  Are you doing your part?

Sing: I'm gonna praise the Lord any way that I can! I'm gonna praise the Lord any way that I can! Praise Him in the morning, praise Him all day long, I'm gonna praise the Lord any way that I can!

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