A True Source of Glory (Morning)
TODAY’S FOOD FOR THE SOUL
1 Petrus 1:3-12
1 Peter 1:7 Such trials show the proven character of your faith, which is much more valuable than gold – gold that is tested by fire, even though it is passing away – and will bring praise and glory and honor when Jesus Christ is revealed.
When she looks at her picture, Evie smiles to herself. She has no idea how could an application could change her appearance instantly. She no longer has any freckles, no visible baggy eyes, no acnes, lighter skin tone. Her nose and lips are perfect. When she shares her new ‘picture’ she gets many likes and comments, praising her new look. She buys branded products just to satisfy her desires and narcissistic personality. Although her main salary is quite tight, her answer, when her friends ask her to have a fancy dinner, is always ‘yes’. She doesn’t want her friends now that she is a struggling middle-class woman, with a lot of installments in her pocket. With her friends, she seems to enjoy her glamorous lifestyle. But after a fine night of debauchery when she is alone in her room, she feels empty, hollow. She finds no happiness. She could not cry for she isn’t sure what had been lost inside her.
An eerily similar image? Because all of us at some point in our lives experienced what Evie experiences. This world offers to our glory, fame, wealth everything to satisfy our ever-hungry ego. For once, Jesus was tempted as well. Satan would give the entire world and all it’s fame if only Jesus would bow down to Satan.
Fake things could never beat the original, the true one. A man may have all the power and in a high position but his heart is empty. A man so rich he could afford anything he wants to eat but, his health issues prevent him from doing so. They have it all but have nothing at all. If you’re interested in mirages and fake things, you could find them everywhere, no God is needed. But if what you are looking for is a true Glory, one with blessings and peace, then God is your ultimate answer. He is the Prince of Peace, even though two millennia had passed, we could still feel the ripple of His peaceful existence.
FAKE GLORY is PERISHABLE, but TRUE GLORY from our Prince of Peace is eternal.
1. Now share with us your story about when Satan tried to tempt you with fake glory.
2. Why is it necessary to chase true glory?
3. Now, could you give us some insight on how to differentiate between fake glory and true glory?
“Jesus Christ, I no longer want to be tempted by fake glory that the devil tried to offer. I just want your glory only. I believe with your glory, comes peace and joy, especially in this Christmas season. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen.”
YEARLY BIBLE READING
2 Kings 7-9