To God Be the Glory

II Kings 5: 15-16, 19b-27

Pew Bible Pg. 293

 

I. When God does a work dont do anything to diminish Him receiving all the glory.

II Kings 5: 15-16

So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

I Cor. 10:31

He is before all things, and in Him all things hold together.

Col. 1:17

A. Why was Elisha unwilling to receive a present from Naaman for the healing?

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1. Why do you think this surprised Naaman?______________________________________

 

2. In what way was Elisha adamant?____________________________________________

 

B. In what ways have you diminished God from receiving all the glory?

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1. According to Ps. 115 why is it important that God get all the glory?

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2. Why is that important? ___________________________________________________

II. Dont rationalize. II Kings 5: 19b-20

There is a way which seems right to a man, but its end is the way of death.

Prov. 16:25

Who shall ascend to the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in His holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully.

Ps. 24: 3-4

With their mouth they show much love, but their heart goes after covetousness.

Ezekiel 33:31

A. In what way did Gehazi rationalize? ____________________________________________

 

1. What further sin did Gehazi commit? _________________________________________

 

2. In what way did he also add another sin?______________________________________

 

B. In what ways have you rationalized yourself into sin? _______________________________

 

1. What was the motivation? __________________________________________________

 

2. Why did you carry it out? __________________________________________________

 

3. How did it hurt your relationship with God and Him receiving glory?

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III. Know that justice must be served so that Gods glory remains intact. II Kings 5: 25-27

 

Be sure your sins will find you out. Num. 32: 23

The wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus.

Rom. 6:23

God shows His love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.

Rom. 5:8

Christ also died for sins once for all, the righteous for the unrighteous, that He might bring us to God.

I Pet 3: 18

A. In what ways was Gods justice served?

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B. What hope do we then have? __________________________________________________

 

1. In what ways have you experienced Gods love and mercy?

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2. How was His justice served and you preserved?

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