Psalm 115:1 says, “Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to Your name give glory” (NASB). John Owen has some excellent comments on this theme of soli Deo gloria:
Have any of us any glory, any crowns, any gifts, any graces, any wisdom or valor, any useful endowments? Let us cast them all down at the feet of Jesus Christ. If we look on them, if we keep them as our own, God withers all their beauty and their glory.
Thus do the elders who worship the Lamb forever (Rev. 4:10, 11) say to him, Lord Jesus, thine is the glory, thine are all the mighty works which have been wrought in our days; thine are all the means whereby they have been accomplished: we are nothing, we can do nothing; thou art all, and in all.
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