Glory Where Glory Is Due


But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. 1 Corinthians 15:57

Most Protestant Christians are familiar with what is referred to as the Common Doxology which begins, “Praise God, from whom all blessings flow: praise Him, all creatures here below.” It was composed in 1674 as the final verse of two hymns used in morning and evening worship at England’s Winchester College. There is a world of theology and counsel bound up in the phrase, “from whom all blessings flow.”

And there is a world of danger in forgetting that God is the source of all we have: victory, strength, blessing, success—it all comes from Him. The danger is that we might accumulate credit unto ourselves for our victories and success instead of giving credit and glory to Him. That is, we put ourselves in the place of God as the source of…

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