Words by Scott Pierce | Image by Al Blanton
Praise God, from Whom all blessings flow;
Praise Him, all creatures here below;
Praise Him above, ye heav’nly host;
Praise Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
A doxology is a special kind of good word that gives glory to God. It is the “glory word”—the highest and best word you can speak.
What is glory? The Hebrew word is kabod. It means “heavy” or “deep.”
As life engulfs us into the mundane, why would we look up for a moment and catch a glimpse of God and stop the train of life to give a glory word?
Here are a few reasons we might stop and whisper or shout (depending on our surroundings) a glory word:
1 – Creation
“The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork.”
– Psalm 19:1
2 – Salvation
“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”
– 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
3 – Providence
The promise of Romans 8:28. “All things work together for good for those who love God…” brings on the doxology of Romans 8:38, “For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
4 – The Character of God.
“To the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ! Amen.”
– Romans 16:27 Today is a good day to proclaim good words and good news! WL