They glorified God because of..

ok! time for another entry!

So... I was doing my readings on Galatians 1:11-24 last night and one verse stand out sharply - giving a mark on my mind even when I'm going to sleep. It was this one verse:

"And they glorified God because of me." (Gal 1:24)

The passage is about the life of the apostle Paul, who he was before he believes in Christ, how He met Christ and saved, what he did after and his callings. I think most of us know who he is, and how God made miracles and save lives through him. Considering he is the biggest prosecutor of Christianity in its early days, it was such a big thing for everyone at that time (even now it is). He is faithful to his calling, obedience to the words of God and cares about the fellowship of believers, be it Jewish or Gentiles.

After all he had done, he can write on this letter: And they glorified God because of me. Now, it can sound very boastful indeed. But try reading the whole passage. My opinion after doing that is that I can't find a single trace of boast in what he said. He's still humble and knows who he really is in front of God. And that's just amazing. He who used to persecute us is now preaching the faith he once tried to destroy.

Now, as I ponder on this passage, I can’t get this thought of my mind: “will my life be something that will glorify God as Paul's life did?" I will admit, it was very far, far away from that. We are created to glorify Him and enjoy Him forever. But are we really striving to pursue that in our live? Does what we do reflect the goodness of God?

Will we be able to say: "they glorified God because of me" when we reflect on our life?

Well.. That’s a question we need to keep pondering on.. I know one thing for sure however - My life might not reflect His love fully, but I will keep trying my best to fulfill His calling.

Soli Deo Gloria



There was a time when I lost my desire to write and to share. There was a time when I didn't see the point of doing a blog to express my thought. I am who I am though, inconsistent as I am in doing this blog, but I do want to share and I do long to write. Today I'm giving it another go. Fingers crossed. But I still wish that "Let there be light" is the message that I convey.
  • January 1st 2012, Kristo