Last Sunday we wrapped up our series on the 5 Solas of the Reformation with a message on Soli Deo Gloria (Glory to God alone). This powerful concept answers the question of the ultimate purpose for each of our lives, but it is a message our sinful flesh wars against. One of the ways we battle our tendency to make life “all about us” is by filling our minds with concepts that draw our affections heavenward. Two such resources are Glory Hunger, by J.R. Vassar, and The Weight of Glory, by C.S. Lewis.
Both of these authors deal with the fact that we try to steal glory from God and hoard it for ourselves, and both authors awaken in the reader a desire to live more for the glory of God–a task worth pursuing with every fiber of our being! You can buy both books online easily, but if you want to read the Lewis essay on “The Weight of Glory,” you can do so here.
May God increasingly make our church a place where He alone is glorified! Soli Deo Gloria!