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After all this wonderful banquet, in which we have been feasting on the Word of God, I know that we can be sure of at least two things:
1. We still have a long way to go, we still have so much to learn, to grow, to change; and it is only through the help of the Holy Spirit that we will. After all, if we have been called to eternal life, we are Daily On Our Way to Heaven…
2. We are not in darkness, we have the Word of God to enlighten our paths, and this should make us praise God every day, every hour, every minute.
In his commentary to the epistle to the Philippians, John MacArthur writes what is exactly in my heart for each one of us as we end this series of Doctrines in the Kitchen.
“Paul began the concluding portion of Philippians with a doxology. The English word “doxology” comes from two Greek words, doxa (“glory”) and logos (“word”). Thus a doxology is a word about glory; it is an outburst of praise and adoration that honors and ascribes glory to God.
Doxologies in Scripture are fitting responses to doctrinal truth…
True worship flows from divine truth…
A doxology is also an appropriate response to all that God has done for believers…”
So, my dear friends and sisters, let our mouth sing praises to God today!
“To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.”
“Oh, the depth of the riches and wisdom and knowledge of God!
How unsearchable are his judgments and how inscrutable his ways!
“For who has known the mind of the Lord,
or who has been his counselor?”
“Or who has given a gift to him
that he might be repaid?”
For from him and through him and to him are all things.
To him be glory forever. Amen.”
Romans 11: 33- 36 ESV
“Now to him who is able to strengthen you according to my gospel and the preaching of Jesus Christ, according to the revelation of the mystery that was kept secret for long ages but has now been disclosed and through the prophetic writings has been made known to all nations,
according to the command of the eternal God,
to bring about the obedience of faith—
to the only wise God be glory forevermore through Jesus Christ!
Rom. 16: 25-27 ESV
“Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think,
according to the power at work within us,
to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations,
forever and ever.
Eph. 3: 20-21 ESV
“Now to him who is able to keep you from stumbling
and to present you blameless before the presence of his glory with great joy,
to the only God, our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord,
be glory, majesty, dominion, and authority,
before all time and now and forever. Amen.”
Jude 24-25 ESV
Soli Deo Gloria