Give Him the Glory

As written about in the previous post The Power of Prayer, King Herod arrested some who belonged to the church. James was put to death with the sword and Peter was put in prison. Now in Acts 12:20-25, Herod gives a speech and to gain favor with him after the speech, the people honored Herod by shouting that he was a god. Because Herod didn’t correct them and give praise to the true God, an angel of the Lord struck him down as Herod was eaten up by worms and died (v. 23).

Any leader that does not give all the glory to the Lord, is taking a big risk because like in today’s passage, God can set things up to take down a powerful person. All leaders should keep this in mind and lead by praying first and then giving God the glory.

Lord, you are always in control and our prayers make a difference. Let us never compromise with the world to get what we want but know that You rule even government authorities. A leader in any position; including being a parent all the way to being president of a nation should always give glory to You. You are the true leader. In Christ name we pray. Amen!

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About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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