To God Belongs the Glory

Psalm 115.1. 

Not to us, O Lord,

not to us, but to your

name give glory…

Psalm 115:1

The context? God’s people are being oppressed. But “why,” say the people in verse 2, “why should the nations say, ‘Where is their God?’”

They want victory. They hope for it. Want it. Need it. But their cry is with a heart of faith. They don’t want victory so that the world knows their name and they get the glory. They want victory so the world knows God’s name and God gets the glory!

Have you ever wanted to make a name for yourself? Well, when our youth led worship a week ago, they helped us sing Only Jesus by Casting Crowns

Make it count, leave a mark, build a name for yourself
Dream your dreams, chase your heart, above all else
Make a name the world remembers
But all an empty world can sell is empty dreams
I got lost in the light when it was up to me
To make a name the world remembers
But Jesus is the only name to remember

CHORUS
And I, I don’t want to leave a legacy
I don’t care if they remember me
Only Jesus
And I, I’ve only got one life to live
I’ll let every second point to Him
Only Jesus

All the kingdoms built, all the trophies won
Will crumble into dust when it’s said and done
But all that really matters
Did I live the truth to the ones I love
Was my life the proof that there is only One
Whose name will last forever _____chorus

“Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory…”

In Christ’s Name,

a guy who wants

to be forgettable,

if others

remember Jesus

 

 

 

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