Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.
Here are a few ways to glorify God.
• Bear Fruit. In John 15:8 Jesus told the disciples, “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.” Why? Because then the world can see the results of a Spirit-filled life. That is what we are here for—to put God on display to the world.
Colossians 1:10 says, “That ye might walk worthy of the Lord unto all pleasing, being fruitful in every good work, and increasing in the knowledge of God;” Good works are fruit. When we live a life of good works, the world will see and glorify our Father in heaven.
• Give Praise to God. Psalm 50:23 says, “Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me: and to him that ordereth his conversation aright will I shew the salvation of God. ” Praise honors God. One way to praise God is to give Him credit for everything. In 2 Samuel 12:26-31, when Joab won the victory against Rabbah and got possession of the enemy’s crown, he sent for David so he could present the crown to him. This is a good illustration of how the Christian should act toward the Master. You win a victory in your life, but you don’t wear the crown. You give it to the Lord, who has won the victory for you.
Live for God’s Glory Study Verses
Psalm 50:23; Psalm 51:12; 2 Samuel 12:26-31; John 14:13; John 15:8-11; 2 Corinthians 4:15; Philippians 4:11; Colossians 1:10; 1 Thessalonians 4:17; 2 Thessalonians 3:1; 1 John 1:9