When we hear or see the word “doxology” in our worship services today it causes many of us to check out or at least summon that yawn that we may have been holding back because of being up too late the night before. However, some of the most magnificent Scriptures found in the Bible would fall into the category of a doxology. In the New Testament alone there are twenty-one doxologies. A few of these doxologies are found in Rom. 16:25-27; 1 Tim. 6:15-16; Heb. 13:20-21; Jud. 1:24-25; and Rev. 1:5-6. These are just a few of the doxologies that are in the Bible. So, what exactly is doxology? The word doxology comes from the Greek “doxologia,” which means "praise or glory." Doxologies are “an expression of praise to God.” One of the magnificent doxologies found in the Bible is found in the book of Ephesians.
“Now to Him who is able to do above and beyond all that we ask or think according to the
power that works in us – to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations,
forever and ever. Amen” (3:20-21, CSB).
In this wonderful doxology that the Apostle Paul penned under the inspiration of the Holy Spirit
Paul praises the Lord for His power that works in us as believers. This power is found in the
Person of the Holy Spirit that indwells believers. It is the Holy Spirit who teaches, guides,
rebukes, and corrects us. He is forming and transforming, fashioning, and refining us. The more
that we yield to Him, the more we will be transformed into the image and likeness of Christ -
until we can say with Paul, “to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations,
forever and ever. Amen.”
So, the next time you are in church, and your worship leader leads you in a doxology do not
check out, check in and think of the power of praise in worship and this powerful doxology that
is found in Eph. 3:20-21.
United In Christ Love,