Super Bowl Sunday (February 6th, 2011) began with our family attending the Hill Country Bible Church in Pflugerville, where the pastor Danny Box expounded on the topic entitled “The Conceited God” and in his discourse shared that we were designed and delivered for God’s glory. Later that evening, we spent the evening with our near and dear friend’s, watching the Super Bowl XLV game between the Pittsburg Steelers and the Green Bay Packers in our friends, Thompson and Santhini Nesaraj’s home. The game was an exciting game for sure, but what really stood out for me, was what was said after the game was over.
Wide receiver Greg Jennings, who scored two touchdowns for the Packers, in his post game interview with the sideline reporter, started his response to her question by saying “To God be the glory” and then he ended his response with the same words, “To God be the glory”, sandwiching the journey of the Packers through setbacks to now being the winners of the prestigious Vince Lombardi trophy in Super Bowl XLV. What a witness to the millions who were watching? In deed, the winners are not the ones to be glorified, but to God and God alone is to be given all the glory.
We are all designed for God’s glory (Isaiah 43:7).
We have been delivered for God’s glory (Ephesians 1:12-13).
Let us proclaim with our lips and demonstrate with our lives this deliverance to those who have not yet been delivered from death, for God’s glory. Let our lives be sandwiched within glorifying God from its beginning to the end. To God be the glory; To God be the glory!
Isaiah 43:7 (KJV)
7 Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
Ephesians 1:12-13 (KJV)
12 That we should be to the praise of his glory, who first trusted in Christ.
13 In whom ye also trusted, after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise,