“And Jesus went into the temple of God, and cast out all them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the seats of them that sold doves, and said unto them, It is written, My house shall be called the house of prayer; but ye have made it a den of thieves” (Matt 21:12-13).
This verse came to me today in Church, as the Spirit was ministering to me about humility, service and glory. As He ministered, I imagined myself in a congregation of believers, in a corner, seeking attention. But what struck was that it wasn’t just me… It seemed to be the status quo. And many people had people gathered around them, and others desired for followers to gather around them, when the people actually came to worship God.
They were each seeking glory and a following, competing with each other, seeking to be seen and elevated, and to take centre-stage, all in the name of being ministers of God. And then the verse came to mind, and the title for this post. And I wondered, are we competing with God for glory that belongs to Him alone?
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