Psalms 29:2, “Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.”
Give unto the LORD the glory due unto His name. What an amazing exhortation. Isaiah 42:8, “I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.” The Word of God commands and exhorts us to give God glory. Our study verse is one example of this fact. David, in this verse (written by the inspiration of Spirit), calls on and exhorts the reader to do just that. And you may ask, “How may I start laboring to give God glory in my life Bro. Ronnie?” The answer:
(1) Acknowledge and confess that He is God. In Philippians 2:10-11, the Apostle Paul tells us of the day when “every knee should bow” and “every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” On the last day every child of God will acknowledge and confess who saved them from their sins, but how beautiful it is in this temporal time to see the children of God declare to the world that He is their God and Savior. In John 9:35 it was a man who was born blind, healed of the Lord, that was asked “Dost thou believe on the Son of God?” The one healed of blindness answered in verse 38, “Lord, I believe, And he worshipped him.”
(2) Follow Jesus Christ in obedience to His commandments. In Luke chapter 18 we read of a man named “blind Bartimaeus” (Mark 10:46). This man, after Jesus healed him of his blindness, followed Jesus “casting away his garment.” Luke teaches us that he was “glorifying God” by doing so (Luke 18:43). I pray that every child of God would cast away their cares for this world and follow Jesus, and be His disciple, giving glory to His name.
(3) Let your light shine before men. In Matthew 5:16 Jesus taught His disciples from the mountain to “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.” In this verse of scripture, Jesus is teaching His children to do good so their neighbors, relatives and friends can see the wonderful works of God in their lives (also see Philippians 2:12-15).
(4) Be faithful to the Lord and His service. In Matthew 25:14-30, we read a Parable, told by the Lord. In this Parable, any reader can see that the Lord is pleased with faithfulness. In Romans 4:28, the Apostle Paul said of Abraham, “He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith giving glory to God;…” In 1 Peter 1:7, we read of those exhorted to be strong in faith, which is “much more precious than gold that perisheth,…” So that their precious faith, even when being tried by the fiery trials of this world, “might be found unto the praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ:…”
In closing, I trust that each reader would have a greater desire and zeal to give unto the Lord the glory due Him. I realize we all fail while living in this world, but at the same time we all can agree that we understand we can all do better. I pray that each of us would labor to confess the Lord in their lives; follow Him in the obedience of baptism and discipleship; and be more and more faithful to Him and His service until the day that we all see Him in the clouds. Glory to the Lord Jesus Christ! Amen!