Glory in His Name

Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.

I Chronicles 16:10

David tells the people in this verse that they should glory in the holy name of the Lord.  That is good advice for us a few thousand years later.  Paul makes a similar statement in Galatians 6:14, “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.”  We are not to glory in ourselves.  There is nothing good about me in which I could even begin to glory.  I am a rotten, vile sinner and absolutely nothing more.  The absolute only thing in the world in which I can glory is in the cross of Christ.  There is nothing good about me, but there is everything good about Him.  I am all evil, He is perfect.  I am sin, He is righteousness.  If there is something good about it, it is only and entirely because of Him.

That is what David is saying in this verse.  He tells the people to glory in “His holy name”.  He also tells them to “let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord”.  He doesn’t tell them to rejoice in anything that they have done, but to rejoice in the Lord.  If our heart isn’t “seeking the Lord”, we really have no cause to rejoice. 

As a Christian, all of our joy and rejoicing should be in the Lord and what He has done for us rather than in anything we have done of ourselves.

4 responses to this post.

  1. Ben, This is so true! I love the line “There is nothing good about me, but there is everything good about Him.” Keep sharing the truth and others will glory in His Holy Name as they read what you have shared. Peace, Linda


  2. Thank you, Ben, for pointing us to Him . . .where we will find genuine joy as our hearts seek Him and glory in His name! 🙂 deb


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