Tuesday, December 27, 2016

To God Be the Glory

Christians are happily given the task of glorifying God.  But what does this mean?  How do we accomplish it?  How can we know God is pleased with our accomplishments in glorifying him?

The study before us deals with scriptures which will answer these questions, and probably others.  I am suggesting you pay close attention to the scriptures we share, and even turn and read those which we just have the room to list.   Let's get started.

Believers are to glorify God
Isaiah 42:12 -- Let the whole world glorify the LORD; let it sing his praise.

                              See also   Isa 43:5-7; Isa 66:18-19

Glorifying God is the believer’s natural response to him

Psalm 118:28 -- You are my God, and I will praise you;  you are my God, and I will exalt you.

                              See also    Ps 34:3; Ps 69:30

Jesus is our example in glorifying God

John 13:31 -- Jesus said, “Now the Son of Man is glorified and God is glorified in him.

                              See also    Jn 14:13; Jn 17:4

We wish to glorify God because of his holiness

Psalm 99:9 -- Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his holy mountain, for the Lord our God is   holy.      See also  Rev 15:4

We glorify God for his great deeds

 Psalm 86:8-10 -- Among the gods there is none like you, Lord; no deeds can compare with                yours.    All the nations you have made will come and worship before you, Lord; they will bring     glory to your name.   For you are great and do marvelous deeds;  you alone are God.

                              See also  2 Cor 4:13-15

We glorify God for his loving mercy

 Psalm 63:3 -- Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you.

                              See also   Romans 15:8-9

We glorify God for his righteous judgments

 Revelation 14:7 -- “Fear God and give him glory, because the hour of his judgment has come.    Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea and the springs of water.”

                              See also  Romans 11:33-36

God bless your studies, and may we all continue to glorify Him.


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