"...To Him be the glory, both now and to the day of eternity. Amen."--2 Peter 3:18 This is the closing phrase to the book of 2 Peter. Before this Peter encourages to be on our guard and grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. This is also a section of Scripture that speaks of the second coming. Being aware of this should cause us to be holy and godly in every way. We need to be seeking to give God the glory in every way, both now and to the day of eternity.
To Him be the glory. Glory is among one of the highest forms of praise. The word glory is used heavily in the Scriptures both in the Old and the New Testament. To glorify something is to give special honor to that which we are glorifying. It has also been defined as magnificence or great honor. All of these words and more belong to our God. Giving God the glory is being willing to lift Him up and take ourselves out of the spotlight. Even Christ tells us to let our acts of righteousness be seen by God rather than men. Does this mean it is wrong when others see us do something for God? Of course not. The question is who are you seeking to glorify? Yourself or God?
The immediate context of this passage is speaking about the second coming of the Lord. We are to be holy and godly in every way. Leading holy and godly lives while growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ will bring glory to God. Bringing glory to God therefore may involve a change in lifestyle. This morning ask yourself what you can do to bring glory to God. To Him be the glory both now and to the day of eternity. Amen. DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT! PRAY ABOUT IT! LOVE Y'ALL! GOD BLESS!