For it is we who are the circumcision, we who serve God by his Spirit, who boast in Christ Jesus, and who put no confidence in the flesh—Phil 3:3 NIV
Who is it, that is running your life? Who makes things happen in your life and WHO GETS credit? Where does the glory go for your accomplishments, for your health, for your family, for your job, for your sanity, for the fact that you KNOW OF GOD or KNOW GOD? Romans 8:36 surmises it well; For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen.
Leader, whose KINGDOM are you investing your time and resources in; YOURS or HIS? The rich must not boast in his riches. But the one who boasts should boast in this, that he understands and knows me—that I am the LORD, showing faithful love, justice, and righteousness on the earth, for I delight in these things. This is the LORD’s declaration. (Jer 9:23-24) Is your life about you or HIM?
Conduit, David Turner put it bluntly, “A heart that is easily attracted to worldly concerns and wealth is a heart that is soon distracted from the message of the kingdom.” God makes it clear that He alone, not the law, can cleanse His people and make them holy. (Lev 20:8, Ez 37:28) And it is God alone who provides righteousness to man, ultimately in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ, who became sin for us “that we might become the Righteousness of God in Him”. It’s one thing to take God’s money and blessings- but don’t steal His glory. NO SHARED GLORY!