WHAT IS DOXOLOGY- a surprising word-stonegableblog.com

I am all about knowing what words really mean… especially when it comes to words Christians use often. Words like glory, amen, hallelujah, faith and so on! Today let’s talk about a wonderful word full and rich with meaning… DOXOLOGY.  Many of us have heard this word and have some obscure idea of what it means. I think you will love its meaning and be so surprised!

The word doxology is a greek word that is made up of the word doxa which means honor or glory and logia which means language or speak. So doxology means “glory speak”. Isn’t that beautiful? Now, what is “glory speak”? This is an easy one… it is talking about and speaking of God’s glory.

What a great honor it is for us to speak about the glory of God! 

Here’s an example of a doxology from the bible…


These verses are speaking about God’s glory!

Here’s what this beautiful doxology says in todays language…

Now, to God who has dunamai (Greek word for power, sounds like dynamite) inherent ability and power and has a continual supply of it to do incredible great deeds that no one can ever measure or imagine on behalf of his children (those who trust Jesus for their salvation)…

According to the Holy Spirt that work in us…
To God be ascribe His total worth and all the greatness of everything He is in all who are disciples and in relationship with Jesus Christ…

For all people at all times forever and ever. So be it because it is the truth!


So, when you say a doxology at church or read one in the bible say it with all your heart and speak out about all of God’s fabulous character and unmatched worth! Know what you are saying and what a privilege it is to speak out about what God has done for you and what He means to you! 

Amen and amen!


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  1. Love this! Our pastor is currently preaching a series of sermons on doxologies and benedictions. Thank you! BTW I love your home decorating style…enjoy the snow!

  2. Dave and I got married last August. I was escorted to the altar with the Doxology as the background music. The Scripture from Ephesians that you quoted here was printed in our wedding program. God has opened Heaven’s windows and blessed us extravagantly. This was an excellent post!

    1. That’s awesome! My daughter is having a Biblical wedding this December and wants scripture to be the main focus. She and her fiance’ have been courting for a year and half, and will be engaged for a year come Easter Sunday. We are blessed to be gaining a wonderful godly young man.

      1. So happy to hear that these godly young people are doing dating and marriage God’s way!

  3. Reading your Sunday morning post is such a wonderful way to start my day. Thank you. Do so enjoy your blog.

  4. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. His faithfulness is ever a constant in my life. I love your blog because you inspire and I love that you are obviously a born again Christian. I’m thankful for the stand you take. BTW, here in New England it’s getting a little hard to love the snow!

  5. Thank you for this! We are snowed in and cannot get to church! To God be the glory!
    Sheila E

  6. Thank you. That was beautiful. Love the phrase “unmatched worth” to describe our LORD

  7. Beautiful and thank you so much .

  8. Always look forward to your Sunday Scripture posts, which is an extra blessing today since our church services were canceled due to snow. Thanks for the beautiful words 🙂

  9. What. A wonderful way to start The Lord’s Day! Thanks for that word from Hof

  10. Judy Lincicum says:

    Amen! Thank you Yvonne! So wonderful to have Christian Fellowship with a fellow blogger. It’s very encouraging. Love this post and love your blog.

    1. Judy Epps says:

      I love your post today. How refreshing to be in touch with someone like you who akso realizes that God must be the center of our lives. May God Bless you and yours.

  11. Praise God from whom all blessings flow,
    Praise Him all creatures here below,
    Praise Him above ye heavenly hosts,
    Praise Farther, Son, and Holy Ghost.
    Loved your post!

  12. What a wonderful surprise to find this in my mail this AM. I’m a new subscriber (as of yesterday) and it’s so wonderful
    to know you provide us with spiritual nourishment on a Sunday morning .

  13. Naomi Frost says:

    The word alone humbled me. God the Father and God the Son are…. Almighty indeed !

    Thank you for sharing

  14. Thank you for the insightful post this morning, Yvonne! I cannot make it to church this morning because of the snow, but your post will be wonderful inspiration all week! -Sue

    PS: Is there a way I can share a photo with you?

  15. Thank you for this Doxology post. God bless you for sharing your faith.

  16. THANK YOU for this post! This is going to sound awful, but I have been a Christian for about 30 years and never knew what Doxology was, I knew we stood and sang “Doxology” at the conclusion of church, but never new the meaning of the word. HOW BEAUTIFUL!!! We should sing Doxologies all day long!!!

  17. Yes, praise God from whom all blessings flow. I’m new to your blog, Yvonne, so what a blessing it was to open “StoneGable” and read your Sunday Scripture.

  18. Thank you and ~ Praise GOD from whom all blessings flow 😀

  19. AMEN!!! …and Thankyou for speaking about God’s glory!!!

  20. I have never heard the term Doxology. Thank you for the wonderful lesson.

  21. Evelyn Hill says:

    Beautiful post! Thanks for sharing! Praising God from whom ALL blessings flow!!

  22. Love this. Have sang the doxology at church since a child. Never thought to look up the meaning. Thank you. Special words.

  23. I discovered blogs and started reading them about a year ago. I missed the decorating and craft shows on HGTV and was happy to find blogs as a substitute. But to my delight I have found so many sweet Christian ladies who not only share decorating and craft tips, but easily share their faith too. I feel like I have added so many like-minded friends. Thank you for being one of them. For Christmas I received a board painted by Dear Lillie that says “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow”. It hangs over my kitchen door.

  24. The meaning is encouraging and beautiful. Now to God who has a contintinual supply of power to do incredible great deeds that we could never imagine or measure on behalf of His children. These words bring great comfort and joy to our hearts.
    Thank you for sharing, Yvonne!

  25. nancy brantley says:

    AMEN… We need more of GOD’s children on the blogs. Without GOD we have nothing.
    I love your blog. Love your taste in decorating.

  26. Thank you so much for this today, I am new to your blog and this is indeed a Sunday Blessing. sue

  27. Not sure I’ve ever heard this and I’ve sung the Doxolgy more times than I can count. Love this and thanks for sharing! Happy new week!

  28. I had wonderful Sunday School and discipleship teachers who taught us meanings of many of the words that we use. Thank you for reminding and sharing. I praise God for Christians blogging and sharing on facebook!

  29. Cindy Rasley says:

    Hi there! Love Love your posts! Love God and all his glory! I think he is VERY pleased you are spreading his glorious word! Thanks for the reminder! Amen Sista! Haa! Cindy

  30. Great post Yvonne! Whenever I see a friend who has beaten cancer I want to sing the doxology! Whenever I see a friend whose marriage has been restored I want to sing the doxology! Whenever a baby is born, I want to sing the doxology! The doxology is my favorite praise chorus whenever I see answered prayer!

  31. “To God be the Glory, great things he hath done…..”
    I love that hymn and doxology.
    Hugs Kay

  32. Thank you Yvonne ! I, too, am new to your blog & find the comments about your Sunday a.m. scripture encouraging
    in this world we live in. I am excited to find that we are Sisters ! May God richly bless you.

  33. Thank you so much for the encouragenent that you are. My husband is a Pastor and preaches on the Glory of God, and the hidden treasure within all of us. It is wonderful that as women we can express our creativity and our love for God.
    I love your Blog, it inspires me.

    Mary x

    1. Thanks, Mary! What a lovely compliment!God bless you and your husband! What a ministry!

  34. Thank you for this ‘glory speak’ explanation!

  35. Tremendous! I too love to dig deep into Biblical terms and study connections, in fact on my Facebook page I call myself a minor of God’s Word! Love this doxological ‘Sunday Scripture”! What brought me here was that for several weeks I have been contemplating the term ‘glory’ and noted that the Hebrew Word was “doxa”, which refers to ‘as very apparent’. Just now I looked up the ‘doxa’ again and thought of ‘doxology’. Of course, the term doxology is not in The Bible, but I did know of the doxology at the end of Jude, so I did this internet search for the meaning of the term and ergo, I found this Sunday Scripture post! So glad I did, thx!

    1. Sorry, I spelled miner wrong! Lol, although with everything God offers in His Word, I am indeed a ‘minor’ as well. Moreover, I believe that most of our time in heaven will be spent in ‘Glory Speak’ as you say and in unpacking The Complete Fullness of God and His Words…this will take eternity!!

  36. Is it OK to say one of the Doxology after praying with your family at night? It seems like a great way to end the night.