Causing Praise

Galatians 1:24 is an interesting verse. It simply says, “And they praised God because of me.”

Paul had been giving his personal testimony in the beginning of this letter to the churches in Galatia. He told of how he once tried to destroy the church, but had a radical turnaround once God called him to follow Jesus. Paul’s life changed so dramatically that it caused people to praise God because of him.

We were created to praise God and to give him the glory that only he deserves. Once we come to understand that, it shows in our lives. Other people also praise God because our lives point them to him.

Jesus said, “…let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matt.5:16).

Let’s remember to try to bring attention to God and not to ourselves. Let’s try to live in such a way that we are able to say along with Paul—“And they praised God because of me.”

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