Scripture to Read: 1 Timothy 1:17
As we read 1 Timothy 1:17, God led Paul to take a moment to praise God for Who He is. The words that God has Paul share are words we ought to proclaim to our God and King daily. God truly is the only One worthy of all honor and glory forever and ever. God Almighty is the only True eternal King, and Christ our Lord is the King of all kings (1 Timothy 6:15; Revelation 17:14). God is also the invisible God (John 1:18; 1 John 4:12) and the One who never dies (Romans 16:26; Hebrews 9:14). There is no other god for He alone is God. God is worthy of our daily praise and adoration. We must daily practice giving God all praise, honor, and glory and, of course, all thanks. If we are not careful, we will rob God of His praise by thinking we have accomplished something great through our gifts and talents. We must remind ourselves that all of the gifts, talents, abilities, and everything we possess are all from God. God reminds us of this Truth in James 1:17, “Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shifting shadow.” So, we must guard against giving ourselves credit when, in reality, God gave us all we have, so all glory belongs to Him. Giving God all glory, honor, and praise is not easy at first, but practice it daily, knowing our King deserves it all.
Challenge & Application
1. What did God teach you today about honoring, glorifying, praising and thanking Him daily?
2. How are you practicing giving God all glory, honor, praise, and thanks each day?
Don’t forget to pray using the A.C.T.S. (Adoration, Confession, Thanksgiving, Supplication) method!