The Honor of God’s Name

To the only wise God our Savior, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and forever. Amen.

— Jude 24-25

Have you ever walked into a great cathedral and been overwhelmed by the glory and majesty of God? Have you felt His beauty and power in the lofty arches and in the stained glass windows? These mighty buildings were made to the glory of Jesus Christ, and they are among the finest examples of art in the history of the world.

No doubt you have heard of Sir Christopher Wren, who was perhaps the greatest architect who ever lived. He designed many marvelous buildings, including St. Paul’s Cathedral in London. He was a devout Christian who was concerned about the honor and glory of God. Not only did he design St. Paul’s Cathedral, but he superintended the building of it. Wren had a sign placed in a number of different locations on the construction site that read: “Due to the heinous custom of laborers to take the name of God in vain, each person is hereby placed on notice that it shall be sufficient cause for immediate dismissal if the name of God is heard taken in vain in this place.”

May we live with such a zeal for the glory of God’s name.

Question to ponder:
How can you glorify God in your life today?