Give God the glory

How often do people take credit for something they haven’t done or accept praise that they don’t deserve? If we are honest, we will recognise that human tendency all too well. But sometimes this can get us in trouble, as it did Herod in Acts 12.

“Now Herod was having an angry quarrel with the people of Tyre and Sidon. So they joined together and presented themselves before him. And after convincing Blastus, the king’s personal assistant, to help them, they asked for peace because their country’s food supply was provided by the king’s country. On a day determined in advance, Herod put on his royal robes, sat down on the judgment seat, and made a speech to them. But the crowd began to shout, ‘The voice of a god, and not of a man!’ Immediately an angel of the Lord struck Herod down because he did not give the glory to God, and he was eaten by worms and died.” (Acts 12:20-23 NET) Continue reading “Give God the glory”