God's Glory

God's Glory
Painting by Edvard Munch
 

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

– I CORINTHIANS 10:31  

For of him, and through him, and to him, are all things: to whom be glory forever. Amen.

– ROMANS 11:36

Westminster Shorter Catechism

Question 1
Q: What is the chief end of man?
A: Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.

     – From the “Westminster Shorter Catechism Project” here

How Do We Glorify God?

By Joel Beeke:

But how do we glorify God? Calvin writes: “God has prescribed for us a way in which he will be glorified by us, namely, piety, which consists in the obedience of his Word. He that exceeds these bounds does not go about to honor God, but rather to dishonor him.” Obedience to God’s Word means taking refuge in Christ for forgiveness of our sins, knowing Him through the Scriptures, serving Him with a loving heart, doing good works in gratitude for His goodness, and exercising self-denial to the point of loving our enemies. This response involves total surrender to God Himself, His Word, and His will (Rom. 11:33–12:2).

The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be one even as we are one… Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.

– JOHN 17:22, 24

Question:
What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him?

Answer:
The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him.


– WESTMINSTER SHORTER CATECHISM