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    Did you ever steal the honor and glory that belongs to God ?

    Romans 1:18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness,
    19 because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them.
    20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse,
    21 because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened.
    22 Professing to be wise, they became fools,
    23 and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man—and birds and four-footed animals and creeping things.

    Instead of ascribing glory and honor to God, men ascribed glory and honor to themselves, each other and to creation as such. They abandoned honoring and glorying in God and became fools. This is part of the original sin, closely related to self exaltation.

    24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves,
    25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, who is blessed forever. Amen.

    They exchanged the glory and honor due to God for glory and honor that they bestowed on themselves, each other and created things.

    1 Corinthians 10:31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

    2 Corinthians 4:13 And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed and therefore I spoke,”we also believe and therefore speak,
    14 knowing that He who raised up the Lord Jesus will also raise us up with Jesus, and will present us with you.
    15 For all things are for your sakes, that grace, having spread through the many, may cause thanksgiving to abound to the glory of God.

    2 Cor 8:23 Or if our brethren are inquired about, they are messengers of the churches, the glory of Christ.

    That's the best you can be, a representation of the glory of Christ. Not your own glory and honor, his glory and honor.

    The Norwegian translation's rendition of the following verse is very interesting :

    Gal 5:26 Let us not seek an empty form of honor, challenging one another, envying one another.

    That is what we do when we steal God's honor and glory and attempt to bestow ourselves with it our attempt to move others to bestow us with that honor and glory instead of God. Instead we should seek the glory and honor that God bestows :

    Romans 2:7 eternal life to those who by patient continuance in doing good seek for glory, honor, and immortality

    But that is an honor that is found in getting line with God and his will, essentially becoming a representation of the glory of Christ, as discussed above.

    Psalm 29 declares God's glory and honor :

    Psalm 29:1
    Give unto the Lord, O you mighty ones,
    Give unto the Lord glory and strength.
    Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name;
    Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.
    The voice of the Lord is over the waters;
    The God of glory thunders;
    The Lord is over many waters.
    The voice of the Lord is powerful;
    The voice of the Lord is full of majesty.
    The voice of the Lord breaks the cedars,
    Yes, the Lord splinters the cedars of Lebanon.
    He makes them also skip like a calf,
    Lebanon and Sirion like a young wild ox.
    The voice of the Lord divides the flames of fire.
    The voice of the Lord shakes the wilderness;
    The Lord shakes the Wilderness of Kadesh.
    The voice of the Lord makes the deer give birth,
    And strips the forests bare;
    And in His temple everyone says, “Glory!”
    The Lord sat enthroned at the Flood,
    And the Lord sits as King forever.
    The Lord will give strength to His people;
    The Lord will bless His people with peace.

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