Give God the Glory – Myles Munroe

February 18
Aaron “shall also burn the fat of the sin offering on the altar” (Leviticus 16:25). After we enter God’s presence through the blood of Jesus, believing in His power to cleanse us, the eighth preparation is to give God the glory.
God instructed the Israelites not to eat the fat of the sacrifices, but to collect it and burn it to Him on the altar. Fat is a symbol of glory because fat is excess. “I am the LORD; that is my name! I will not give my glory to another or my praise to idols” (Isaiah 42:8). “How can I let myself be defamed? I will not yield my glory to another” (Isaiah 48:11). God deserves all the glory for giving us the riches of redemption. We give God the glory by acknowledging and thanking Him for the abundance of His grace—for receiving, forgiving, and redeeming us so we can enter His glorious presence. God also desires the excess or glory of the material provision He’s given us. We honor Him by giving to others out of the abundance of His blessings to us.
Our ninth preparation is to wash in the Word. In Leviticus 16:26, God instructed Aaron, “The man who releases the goat as a scapegoat must wash his clothes and bathe himself with water; afterward, he may come into the camp.” The Word’s first function is cleansing. Its second use is for appropriating God’s promises. God is saying, in effect, “You have done all that you are supposed to do, and you have given Me the glory. I am pleased. Tell Me what you want.” Since everything is clear between you and God, you can now “present your requests to God” (Philippians 4:6). Ask Him to fulfill His purposes based on His will and promises.
Prayer:
Father, thank You for cleansing and redeeming me, and receiving me into Your presence. Thank You for the promises of Your Word. Please help me to glorify You in my words and actions. In Jesus’ name, amen.
Thought: Are you giving God the glory and appropriating His promises?
Reading: Leviticus 23–24; Mark 1:1–22
-Daily Power And Prayer Devotional