Now Unto Him – Be Glory

Ephesians 3:20-21 says “Now unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us, Unto him be glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end. Amen.”

I’ve heard this scripture quoted so many times, and yet as I was reading this today, I realized that usually people just share verse 20. The person quoting this verse will get so excited about the fact that God is able to do abundantly more than we can ask or think. But what they have failed to do is complete the verse by saying “unto him be glory”. In this scripture, Paul wasn’t focused so much on the fact of what God is able to do, as he was that he is to receive “Glory”. Paul was pointing us to God, not to what God can do for us. This is merely to assist in knowing who he is speaking about. Think of when you have tried to describe a person to someone. In the description you may say remember Ricky? He’s the one who gave little Johnny that batmobile remote control car. You’re not trying to emphasis the act, but you’re trying to get the person to remember who gave the toy.

Likewise, we are to focus on giving God glory, and not so much because of what he is capable of doing, but because glory is due him. And it up to us to give God honor and glory.

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