The Message

God is All the Glory

Glory to God

I will rescue you for my sake— yes, for my own sake! I will not let my reputation be tarnished, and I will not share my glory with idols! (Isaiah 48:11)

The LORD is more pleased when we do what is right and just than sacrifice anything and offend Him. We sometimes expose pride living in our body-making extensive offerings to attract attention. We can build our prideful reputation with a man, but never can we will never be closer to God. Living in humbleness is more pleasing to Him than silver and gold.

God is transparent about what He is doing and what He will do. When Jesus said that no one could snatch us from the hands of God, which is precisely what Isaiah 48:11 meant in a brief expression that could be interpreted broadly or could be shortened but easy to understand, God declares, “For my own sake, for my own sake, I will do it; for how would my name be profaned? I will not give my glory to another.” (WEB). God, in this passage, demonstrated His glory.

Paul, in Ephesians 1, clarifies why God makes provision for our salvation. To bring praise and glory to Him, praising His glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in Christ. The Holy Spirit within us is God’s guarantee that he will give us the promised inheritance (Ephesians 1:6-12, 14). In Psalm 19:1, David declared that God created the heavens to declare His glory. When glorifying God, we say, “To God is all the glory” and “It all belongs to Him.”

God’s work with His hand to bring salvation to Israel is God’s glory-(Isaiah 60:21). To the Gentiles for his mercies (Romans 15:9). Jesus glorified the Father. The Father glorified Jesus (John 17:4-5), God is glorified with the work of the apostles (John 15:8), and the beasts of the field glorify God (Isaiah 43:20). God will glorify Himself at the highest peak (Ezekiel 39:13). For you were bought with a price. God wants us to be humble; therefore, glorifying Him in our body and spirit will please Him. However, anyone seeking his glory seeks to steal from God. It is why God opposes the proud and gives grace to the humble (James 4:6; 1 Peter 5:5). God said, “I will not give my glory to another” (Isaiah 48:11).

To God be all the glory.

God bless everyone. Published 9/30/2023

God’s glory—His attributes, supremacy, and all-embracing Omni of the one true God. He always has been and always will be. His responsibility to the people He created in His shadow and likeness belongs to Him. He expresses love to all people and calls them the living souls. He hates all kinds of liars, and many humans fall for this unfriendly behavior. God has all the good qualities of being the Father of all creations. He is the Almighty Father; no one can trace His roots without considering the beginning of His existence and what will be the end if there is one.

It is the glory of God to conceal matter because He knows what humans can do as their nature progresses. Throughout human history, there has been a pattern of human disobedience. Up to this time, generations continue to destroy the perfect creations of God. All humans are short of the glory of God. No human can live without doing a sin, even in a minute. Sin has no room in God’s space; to please God, our Father, we must distance ourselves from things that will tempt us to sin. Some of these behaviors express God’s character of hating Sin.

We must be contented with what we have and need faith and hard work to improve our lifestyles if we want to and, at the same time, maintain our relationship with the Father. We have to avoid a deceitful tongue claiming to be God’s people wearing a suit to cover their true identity. God will not allow anyone to take credit for His character or snatch what is His. We should maintain our relationship with the Almighty Father to protect us from all these corrupt practices of darkness. All things work together for good to those who love God and are called, chosen, and elect people according to His purpose. The praise and glory are due to Him. God has said, “I will not give my glory to another” (Isaiah 48:11).

We must acknowledge that God is the sovereign Creator, and His existence in our lives with His revealed purpose should inspire us to strengthen our connection with Him and firm not to be shaken. His character and magnitude are unique and cannot be imitated. When someone approaches you and says many things about the goodness of God and, in a split of the tongue, they make an error that triggers your discerning spirit to come into play, our action in that situation is to bless whoever they are and show kindness, and walk away with gentleness.       

Human responsibility includes walking humbly before our God (Micah 6:8). Moreover, the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 1:7)—we need the full knowledge of God and His attitude towards His human creations for a proper approach to understanding what He wants us to be. His purpose in our lives is to submit to His will and follow through with the written word spoken by the prophets from yesteryears, which is relevant to this time. God’s will is for us to inherit the earth with gladness without a dot of darkness. His purpose is to regain the lost world through us. Humans gave up this world to Sin, and humans must take it back.

It is a hard-fought battle to win, but when we are commanded to “Be strong and do not give up, we can lose the battle, but at the end of this entire struggle, we will win the war. The big war that this world will encounter is the day of judgment. The ongoing battle has already begun for quite some time, and the end is near as we see it and very close to understanding; we begin to see from God’s perspective as He has unveiled to us in His written word. What we can do and what we cannot.

We can trust the LORD that whichever belongs to Him only belongs to Him—His glory, which He will not give to another (Isaiah 48:11); the glory of God is in us. God created us for His glory (Isaiah 43:7) and instructed us to do everything (1 Corinthians 10:31). We must continue to seek His face to grow our relationship with Him. God is a perfect Creator, and humanity is imperfect, making the LORD entirely justified in choosing what He will or will not reveal. Our pursuit of God will eventually bear fruit.

He may unveil what was hidden before to some whom He called to seek understanding and to His chosen and to elect ones to whom they are obligated to share what has been revealed to them. The mysteries of our existence will come one day when they are no longer mysteries.

“For My name’s sake, I will defer my anger, And for My praise, I will restrain it from you so that I do not cut you off. Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. For My own sake, for My own sake, I will do it; for how should My name be profaned?

Thank you, LORD God, of all creations, for this revealed truth that some of the passages you have spoken have a hidden message embedded in them. Thank you for not giving up on us. Amen.

When we stand in one accord and remain faithful to defend the truth of the word of God, He will never shake us.

God is love and a great provider of our needs. He will deliver what He promises. A life of joy and blessedness is the reward for obeying God’s laws; we fall short of trying our best and quickly give up when our request is left unanswered and feel abandoned. Patience is righteousness. Do not be discouraged, and continue to pray without ceasing. A great promise is recorded in Philippians 4:19: “And my God will supply every need according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”

God is all the glory. God Bless.

Bishop Joseph

Bishop Joseph Vitug, Ph.D. - Bishop Emeritus

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