Psalm 115:1 Not to us, O Lord, not to us, but to your name give glory, for the sake of your steadfast love and your faithfulness!
The psalmist rejects the praise of men that is due only to God. He deserves glory for both His Love and His Faithfulness!
The praise of men is something that people long for. It feels good to be praised by others. However, the psalmist sings, “not to us!” Worship and praise is wasted on people. It belongs solely on the name of God. A few things…
-I must reject the praise of man. My life and my words must be “not to me!” Whether it is preaching, leading, helping, whatever it is that people might try to praise me for, I must redirect it to Jesus alone.
-I must use my energy to praise Him and not others. I must see His hand in the midst of those who have helped and benefited me. Not to me, not to them, but to your name be the glory!
-God’s Faithfulness and Love is worth praising Him over. He has been good to me and has never left me a day without His perfect love. When my situation or circumstance looks dim I must remember both His Faithfulness and Love are mine to embrace and enjoy.
Father, not to us, but to your name be the Glory! I give you all the worship and praise you are due from my life today!