Last week we established that everything exists for God’s glory and that believers are to live for God’s glory. This week, I wanted to get specific. What does it look like? HOW CAN I GLORIFY GOD?
As always, Scripture has the answer. But first, let’s go over the definition of “glorify”; to praise, magnify, celebrate, or to cause the dignity and worth of someone to be acknowledged and praised”. Now let’s see what the Bible tells us about how God is glorified.
In His Word, we read that God is glorified when believers bear fruit and do good works, proving that we are Christ’s disciples (Jn15:8, Col1:10). God is glorified when believers thank Him and praise Him for who He is and what He has done (Ps50:23, 1Chron16:28-29, 2Cor4:15). And God is glorified when His gospel is proclaimed (2Thes3:1).
“Whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” 1Cor10:31. It is possible to glorify God in our daily lives. The ability to glorify God is not exclusively given to some elite class of radical Christians. Every believer is able to glorify God right now, no matter their job or life situation. Teachers, students, moms, and CEO’s; the young and the old. If you are in Christ, you have the ability to glorify God wherever you may find yourself this day.
We glorify God in our lives by living for Him and submitting to His Word in our actions.
We glorify God in our speech by letting our words be kind and gracious, as we speak the Truth in love.
We glorify God in our minds by thinking on what is true, lovely, right, pure, good and praiseworthy.
We glorify God in our hearts by confessing our sins and keeping ourselves free from idolatry, by loving Him above all else and guarding ourselves against impurity.
We glorify God in our relationships by sharing the gospel and loving sacrificially.
Whoever speaks, is to do so as one who is speaking the utterances of God; whoever serves is to do so as one who is serving by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.1 Peter 4:11