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1 Peter 4:11: “If anyone speaks, let him speak as the oracles of God. If anyone ministers, let him do it as with the ability which God supplies, that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belong the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen.”

As we were finishing our next-to-last Christmas cantata practice tonight at church, the young lady who is in charge of the drama portions (she teaches drama at the high school) reminded us to be careful not to claim credit for ourselves if all goes well in practice…it’s better if there are things to work on, because we then turn that over to God in prayer to help us come the performance time.

She was right. We tend to forget to thank God for all He does for us. When we speak in His name, or do works in His name, we should rely on the God-given gifts He has bestowed upon us. It is God who should get the glory, not us. In our Carpenters for Christ mission trips, we see His mighty hand throughout the building process. It’s when we look back at the end of the trip, and see what God got done through us, that we are grateful to be tools in His hands. To claim the glory ourselves selfishly and sinfully results in the Tower of Babel syndrome. Look up that story in the Old Testament and refresh your memory with how that turned out!

Something to think about.

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