Thursday, July 1, 2010

Whom Do You Boast In?

Today at morning devotions, the Puebla Ponderosa read 2 Corinthians 10:12,17-18

"We do not dare to classify or compare ourselves with some who commend themselves. When they measure themselves by themselves and compare themselves with themselves, they are not wise. But, 'Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.' For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends."

It is so easy for us to boast in ourselves or our accomplishments. But, God has given us every gift we have. He bestows on us the talents, energy and spiritual gifts to bless others.

When we serve, do we do it to be seen by others?

When we give, do we give to be seen by others?

When we use our talents from the Lord do we give Him the glory?

The next time someone praises you, respond with giving glory to the One who made it possible.

Oh, may our mouths and lives give Him the credit for all.

1 comment:

Stacey said...

Indeed! WHY are we so caught up in what others think, and in garnering their praises? It is most definitely our Mighty God who deserves all the glory.