What is God’s Glory?
We all talk about it. We all act like we really know what it means. So whatdoes God’s glory mean? How can we give God glory if we don’t know themeaning of it?For us to glorify God or have an understanding of His glory. We need tohave a grasp of His Holiness and His attributes, His perfection, His suprememajesty, etc. We are to seek to know Him to His fullest of what He has revealed tous. John Piper says regarding God’s Holiness, “Holiness of God is the infinitevalue of God.” God’s Holiness is an infinite signification, importance, merit, or worth. Holiness of God is being separated from His creation. The Holiness of Godis to be beyond, rise above, or exceed apart from all creation. As Creator, God isabove all His creation and completely distant from every being.We cannot glorify God unless we know something about Him in order for usto make His glorification known to ourselves and to all. The chief end of man andthe purpose of man is to glorify God in all things and to make His glory known.Many Christians believe the purpose that God keeps you on earth is to help lostsinners. This is true but it is secondary to the supreme purpose of a Christian’s life.God keeps you here on earth to glorify Him and make His glory known.God’s glory is the public view of His supremacy of all His attributes. God isLove, God is Faithful, God is Creator and Sustainer, God is Lord over all, God islawgiver and Judge, God is One, God is Spirit, God is Great and Perfect, God isEternal, Self-Existent, and immutable, God is Omnipotent, Omnipresent, andOmniscient, God is Righteous, God is Holy, God is True and Truthful and God isGod.The angels say, “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of hosts; the whole earth isfull of His Glory.” (Isaiah 6:3) Notice Isaiah didn’t say “Holy” but Glory. Glory isthe out pour of who He is. Glory is the display of His divinity.Moses asked to see God’s glory. (Ex. 33:18) God answered, “I will make allmy goodness pass before you and will proclaim before you my name The Lord… but, he said, “You cannot see my face, for man shall not see me and live.” (Ex.33:19-20) “The Lord passed before him and said, “The Lord, The Lord, a God
Mar. 27, 2010DwellingWithGod.comBy Jay Gheen