On Wednesday nights at youth group, we have been going through this fabulous book, "Concise Theology" by J.I. Packer. It has created many interesting conversations and subjects! Last night's study was no exception. We were learning about the Glory of God, and one paragraph stuck out to me in particular. I thought I would share it with you here.
"God would not share with idols the praise for restoring his people, for idols, being unreal, contributed nothing to this work of grace (Isa. 42:8, 48:11); and God will not share the praise for salvation with it's human subjects today, for we too contribute nothing more to it than our need of it. First to last, and at every stage in the process, salvation come from the Lord, and our praise must show our awareness of that. This is why Reformation theology was so insistent on the principle, "Glory to God alone" (soli Deo gloria), and why we need to maintain that principle with equal zeal today."
It is a great book that I reccomend everyone read, however, it is not for the faint of heart. ;) It usually takes at least the week for what I learned to sink in! ;)
soli Deo gloria!