Glory in service to God

We should not glory in our own selves, glory in service to God.


101. Glory not. We should not glory in our own selves with pride in self for our own achievements here in this life: Pride, we are told in the writings of God, leads to our own downfall. We should, instead, glory in that we know and serve GodJewish symbols star-8pix JUDAISM: Jeremiah: 9:23 “Thus saith The LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches:” Jeremiah: 9:24 “But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth Me, that I am The LORD which exercise loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith The LORD.” Jeremiah: 13:16 “Give glory to The LORD your God.” 20:13 “Sing unto The LORD, praise ye The LORD.” 1 Chronicles: 29:11 “Thine, O LORD is the greatness, and the power, and the glory.” Isaiah: 42:12 “Let them give glory unto The LORD, and declare His praise.” 62:6 “ye that make mention of The LORD, keep not silence.” Job: 36:24 “Remember that thou magnify His work, which men behold.” the cross-5pix CHRISTIANITY: 1 Corinthians: 1:30 “But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption;” 1:31 “That, according as it is written, he that glorieth, let him glory in The Lord. 1 Corinthians: 10:31 “Whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” 2 Corinthians: 10:17 “But he that glorieth, let him glory in The Lord.” 1 Thessalonians: 5:18 “In every thing give thanks (glorifieth The Lord).” 1 Corinthians: 6:19 “What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own?” 6:20 “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are Gods.” 10:31 “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.” Romans:Glorify God, even the Father.” 2 Corinthians: 10:17 “But he that glorieth, let him glory in The Lord.”

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “Far, far from Thy glory be what mortal man can affirm of Thee, or attribute unto Thee, or the praise with which he can glorify Thee! Whatever duty Thou hast prescribed unto Thy servants of extolling to the utmost Thy majesty and glory is but a token of Thy grace unto them.”

(Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 4)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “At this moment I testify unto God, even as He testified unto Himself before the creation of all things: Verily there is no God save Him, the All-Glorious, the All-Wise. And I bear witness unto whatsoever He hath fashioned or will fashion, even as He Himself, in the majesty of His glory, hath borne witness: No God is there but Him, the Peerless, the Self-Subsisting, the Most Wondrous.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 18)

Islamic symbol-10 pix ISLAM: 171. “They glory in the Grace and the Bounty from Allah (God).”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah   3)

Islamic symbol-5pix 1. “Whatever is in the heavens and on earth, let it declare the Praises and Glory of Allah (God): for He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah 57)

Islamic symbol-5pix 17. “So (give) glory to Allah.”

(The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah 30)

Islamic symbol-5pix 41. “O ye who believe! celebrate the praises of Allah and do this often;” 42. “And glorify Him morning and evening.”

 (The Qur’an (Yusuf Ali tr), Surah  33)

Zoroastrian symbol-12pix ZOROASTRIANISM:Whatever I may happen to do, and what I may perform by my deeds, and what by perception I discern to be worthy, O Mazda (God), all these are for Your gracious glory.” “We should not rest content merely with formal prayers, but it should be our aim to turn every act of ours into worship.” “When every act is done in the spirit of worship, it raises a man’s consciousness to the highest level, his whole life becomes a life of incessant prayer. He is always in the presence of Mazda.” (ZOROASTER, Hymns of Atharvan pp. 714, 716 and 717)

Hindu symbol-10pix HINDUISM: “Well-robed, enveloped he is come, the youthful: springing to life his glory waxeth greater; Contemplative in mind and God-adoring.” “May we attain that excellent glory of Savitar the God (Brahma):” Mans glory rises as he contemplates and glorifies Brahma, by his very actions and deeds. By his very presents of mind the man glorifies Brahma in all he does.

(Hindu, Vedas, Rig Veda – Book  3)

Buddhist wheel symbol-10 pix BUDDHISM:Brahma (God) has not been seen by man face to face the Buddha tells us. God is in a spiritual form not a material corporal form.” “The true Samana who is seeking the way to Brahma, let him have thoughts of love everywhere throughout the whole world pervading with thoughts of love far reaching, beyond measure, all embracing. Regard all with mind set free and filled with deep felt love. this is the way to a state of union with Brahma.” Let him glorifieth in union with Brahma. “Be filled with thoughts of pity, sympathy and equanimity far reaching beyond measure all embracing even for all things that have form or life with deep felt pity, sympathy and equanimity not one is set aside.” “He will not be filled with anger or malice, his mind will be pure free of lust, he will have self mastery he will be free from cares, and this one at death at the dissolution of his body will become united with Brahma.” (Buddha, Tevigga Sutra)

Mandaean symbol-15pix SABEANISM:Thee (O Life, Haiyi/God), (is it meet) to praise, (to glory), to honour, To magnify and to bless.” “(Meet is it) to praise, honour, magnify, (glorify) and bless The Lord, the great and High Being increased in His honor and brilliancy and was great in His light. (Meet is it) to praise, honour, magnify and bless Manda-d-Hiia, the life which proceeded from Life, The truth that was afore-time, in the Beginning; Who was mightier in His radiance than the worlds of light.” (Sabeanism, Ginza Rba- chapter 77)

The shrine-17pix BABI RELIGION: “It is undisputed, however, that the influence of Thine attraction hath everlastingly been inherent in the realities of Thy handiwork, although that which beseemeth the hallowed court of Thy providence is exalted beyond the attainment of the entire creation. This indicateth, O my God, my utter powerlessness to praise Thee and revealeth my utmost impotence in yielding thanks unto Thee; and how much more to attain the recognition of Thy divine unity or to succeed in reaching the clear tokens of Thy praise, Thy sanctity and Thy glory. Nay, by Thy might, I yearn for naught but Thine Own Self and seek no one other than Thee.”

GLORY be unto Thee, O God. How can I make mention of Thee while Thou art sanctified from the praise of all mankind. Magnified be Thy Name, O God, Thou art the King, the Eternal Truth; Thou knowest what is in the heavens and on the earth, and unto Thee must all return. Thou hast sent down Thy divinely-ordained Revelation according to a clear measure. Praised art Thou, O Lord! At Thy behest Thou dost render victorious whomsoever Thou willest, through the hosts of heaven and earth and whatsoever existeth between them. Thou art the Sovereign, the Eternal Truth, The Lord of invincible might.”

(The Bab, Selections from the Writings of the Bab, p. 175)

the greatest name-12pixBAHA’I FAITH: “What more glorious fate is there than this, to die for the glory of God?

(Bahá’í Faith, Abdu’l-Baha, Abdu’l-Baha in London, p. 63)

“Know thou and be well assured that from the first day whereon the voice of the Most Sublime Pen was raised betwixt earth and heaven We offered up Our souls, and Our bodies, and Our sons, and Our possessions in the path of God, the Exalted, the Great, and We glory therein amongst all created things.”

(Bahá’í Faith, Baha’u’llah, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 84)


(Abdu’l-Baha, Divine Philosophy, p. 46)

The friends should there dwell upon God and glorify Him.”

(Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 91)