15 August: Who Gets the Credit?

If you’re anything like me, you’re likely to really hate it when someone else gains credit or “glory” for themselves from what you’ve said, or you’ve done…

READ DANIEL 2  Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.

A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:

When credit to due and given to the right person, we feel a sense of accomplishment or right-ness within us. Equally, when we discover that someone has “stolen the glory” for a great quote or a good deed done, and we later discover that it originally came from someone else, we’re indignant. I’m particularly disappointed with modern music artists who come out with a great song, or music from another song, that I recognise from decades ago. It just doesn’t seem right!

Today’s chapter shows a moment of truth that could have cost Daniel his life. The Emperor of Babylon was enraged and ordered the deaths of all the wise men in Babylon. [v5-13] The words I cannot do it [v27] could have resulted in immediate on-the-spot execution. Still, Daniel risked death to point the glory back to the Creator God, giving Him credit for His abilities. [v28] The question now is: am I willing to risk a bit of embarrassment, lose a friendship, or lose my credibility in order to give “the glory”, all the credit, back to Father God by pointing people towards their Creator? Amazingly, as I give my Father God credit, like Daniel in today’s chapter, it actually causes me to remember what He’s capable of and remember what He’s done for me…

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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Wanting to speak directly with the One to whom you owe all your Credit? The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[a]

THE LORD’S PRAYER:

  1. Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”
I want to praise You, Lord, along with all the earth – proclaiming Your salvation day after day! [1 Chronicles 16:23]
  1. Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”
  • The World: God’s GRACE on Libya[b]
  • Your Country: Abuse of Children
  • Yourself: Your role in the Creator’s Harvest[c]
  • Your concerns for today
Help me to be concerned for the world’s needs, Father God, because I know that whoever oppresses the poor shows contempt for their Maker, but whoever is kind to the needy honours You, God. [Proverbs 14:31]
  1. Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”
When I’m disciplined by someone, Father God, help me to I submit to others. Help me to clothe myself with humility because I know that You oppose the proud but You show favour to the humble. [1 Peter 5:5]
  1. Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.”
I’ll not be afraid. I’ll stand firm and see the deliverance that You, Lord my God, will bring me today. [Exodus 14:13]

“For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[d] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year! THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Topic = Prayer

“This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” [1 John 5:14]

[a] Matthew 6:5-15

[b] http://www.operationworld.org/country/liby/owtext.html

[c] Luke 10:2

[d] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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