I Chronicles 16:29, Psalm 29:2, and Psalm 96:8 all instruct us to “Give unto the Lord the glory due unto His Name”.
Do we in our daily lives give the Lord the glory that He deserves?
Brother Branham said in the Message “I Am The Resurrection And The Life” (52-0810a):
“I see many people, call theirselves Christians, never return thanks, just as illiterate as a hog under a apple tree. A hog can sit under an apple tree, and apples would beat him in the head all day long, and he’ll eat till he can’t grunt no more, hardly; but he’ll never look up to see where they’re coming from.”
Do we give The Lord thanks daily for the blessings in our lives, or do we take them for granted (like the hog Brother Branham talked about) and never look up to see where our blessings are coming from?
Psalm 37:25 says; “I have been young, and now am old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor His Seed begging bread”.
Do you testify to others of how He’s healed you, saved you, blessed you with a good job, a roof over your head, clothes on your back, and food on your table?
Do we give Him the glory, or do we claim our successes as our own?
The book of Acts 12:21-23 tells us that Herod gave a speech, and the people were so enthused that they said it was “the voice of a god, and not of a man. And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory; and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost”.
Are you ashamed to give Him thanks for your food because you’re in the presence of man?
Do we read our Bible and pray ever day (like Brother Branham says a Christian does)?
Have we let the Message (that God has blessed us to see, and be a part of) become common to us? Are we letting our books & tapes gather dust in their shelves, or do we ‘study to show (ourselves) approved’?
He is worthy of our very best.
He is worthy of our time, and our tithes, and our offerings, and our efforts, and our praises, and our lives, and everything we could ever give Him.
Let’s give Him the glory due His Name!