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I Will Not Give My Glory to Another

October 9, 2014

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I Will Not  Give My Glory  to Another

In Isaiah 42,  the LORD describes  Jesus’ ministry,  speaking of His justice,  gentleness,  righteousness,  healings,  and the fact that Jesus is a covenant  between the LORD  and the people.     Jesus is the written promise  of peace  and forgiveness  to all who believe  in Him.     Then  the LORD said something we should  always remember  in verse 8,

I am the LORD,  that is My name;
I will not  give My glory  to another,
Nor  My praise  to graven images.

So,  what’s so important  about that?     God is  the one-and-only  Creator,  Sustainer,  and Redeemer.     He is pure  and holy  way far beyond our imagination  and must be treated  as holy  at all times.     In His purity  and holiness,  the LORD  has done the impossible  —  in His covenant through Christ Jesus,  He lets all our sins  be totally forgiven  through faith  in the shed blood  of Jesus.

That sort  of love  and sacrifice  should never be trampled on  by the stupidity  and foolishness  of this world.

But  obviously,  it often is trampled on  by the belligerent sins  of the people  of this world.     Just one example  that we all see  during this month  of October  is the celebration of Halloween.     The beginnings  of Halloween are  in pagan worship  and the deep-seated fears  of evil spirits  of the dead.     The traditions  of Halloween  have gradually changed  over the years,  and today  has different emphases  in different communities,  depending on the religious backgrounds  of the people.

No matter how people “celebrate”  Halloween,  it is still  a pagan practice  based on the lies  of idolatry.     Leviticus 20:23 tells us,

Moreover,  you shall  not follow  the customs  of the nations  which I will drive out  before you,  for they did  all these things,  and therefore  I have abhorred them.

Our Creator Redeemer  “abhorred”  the practices  of the pagan nations  that He let Israel conquer.     In other words,  the LORD hates and detests their pagan practices.      If someone today claims  that the Lord has changed His mind  because today Halloween is  just about fun and treats,  we need  to remember Hebrews 13:8,

Jesus Christ  is the same  yesterday  and today  and forever.

God does not change His mind  about things like this.     To those who want  to partner up with heathen practices,  2 Corinthians 6:14-18 says,

Do not be bound together  with unbelievers;  for what partnership  have righteousness  and lawlessness,  or what fellowship  has light  with darkness?     Or what harmony has Christ  with Belial,  or what has a believer  in common  with an unbeliever?     Or what agreement  has the temple  of God  with idols?     For we are the temple  of the living God;  just as God said,

“I will dwell  in them  and walk among them;
And I will be their God,  and they shall be My people.
Therefore,  come out  from their midst  and be separate,”  says the Lord.
“And do not touch  what is unclean;
And I will welcome you.
And I will be a father  to you,
And you shall be sons  and daughters  to Me,”  says the Lord Almighty.

Ever so glad  to be a child  of God  and live  to His glory  and praise,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for Your eternal love  in Christ Jesus.”

Love,
Margaret

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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