Friday, August 18 – Psalm 145:4
One generation will praise Your works to another,
And will declare Your mighty acts.
Have you ever seen a child mimic something you did not intend them to replicate? There are moments those things make us proud, but there are others that make us feel ashamed. We have things we desire children to pick up and learn from us but more than just telling them, seeing our actions really instructs them in the way they should interact with the world. Even if you don’t have children of your own, consider what would it look like if the next generation replicated everything you did in a day. What would be the outcome? What would be some takeaways about what is most important in life? They might learn how to care for others or how to work hard but if they miss us glorifying God, there would be a huge void in our teaching. God has created us to praise Him. We live and breathe to declare His greatness. First Corinthians 10:31 says, “Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all things for the glory of God.”
This week, we have looked at some ways Joshua sought to glorify God as he began to lead Israel. We also can glorify God in all we do, whether working on a job site or washing the dishes. Everything we have we can credit to God; every moment of our life we can praise Him. No moment is too small to thank God for His daily grace and proclaim it with our lives. This is the legacy to pass on because this is our purpose as humans. We are made to worship Him and to tell of His goodness to every generation.
- What do you find it easy to glorify God by doing? What are some things you find it difficult to glorify God in?
- How can you encourage others toward glorifying God as well?
- Pray and ask God to help you remember your purpose to glorify Him and to display this with your life.