Three Reasons You Should Put On Weight
From doctors to news commentators to politicians, weight is a big issue today. (No pun intended.) In our America society, with an abundant supply of food and a lack of exercise, it’s easier than ever to add a few extra pounds. But due to health problems associated with being overweight, health care professionals warn against allowing those few extra pounds to turn into a few more, and a few more, and a few more, and lead to obesity.
However, there’s another kind of weight the Bible says should be added to our lives. It’s the “weight” of glory. Glory originally meant “to weigh upon” or “to be heavy.” That definition, better than any other, has helped me to understand the meaning of the word glory.
Thus, the Bible’s admonition to glorify God simply means we are to give him added weight, to treat Him as heavy, as a substantive Being.
Here are three reasons your “weight” of God should increase:
First, the command of God demands it. “Give Him the glory due unto His name” Psalm 96:8.
Second, the character of God requires it. “Splendor and majesty are before him; strength and glory are in his sanctuary” Psalm 96:6.
Third, the claim of God calls for it. “I am the LORD, and there is no other, besides me there is no God” Isaiah 45:5.
Weigh in on God today. (Pun intended.) Treat him as overwhelming in your life. Magnify what He’s doing. “. . . do all to the glory of God” 1 Corinthians 10:31.
Put on a little weight to the glory of God.