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The Honor that Only God Deserves

Scripture

“The people kept crying out, “The voice of a god and not of a man!” And immediately an angel of the Lord struck him because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and died.”

Acts 12:22-23 NASB

Observation

Luke is describing the death of King Herodes died.

Titus Flavius Josephus, a historian and hagiographer, and contemporaneous of Herodes, also describes that Herodes felt strong pain in the heart and in the abdomen, and passed away 5 days later.

In the Portuguese translation of the same verse, it says something like “because he accepted the honor that only God deserves”.

And not to give God the glory is a characteristic of the nature of the falling humanity.

“For even though they knew God, they did not honor Him as God or give thanks, but they became futile in their speculations, and their foolish heart was darkened.”

Romans 1:21 NASB

Application

Do not acccept the honor that is meant to God, instead:

1. Give God the glory

2. Honor Him as God

3. Give thanks to God

Prayer

Lord, I pray that my life glorify your name. That I can magnify your glory, so others can see how big you are, through my life. To you, all the glory, and honor and praise. In Jesus name I pray.

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