New City Question 6: How can we glorify God?
Topic: Christian Living Passage: Deuteronomy 11:1–11:1
Question 6: How can we glorify God?
Answer 6: We glorify God by enjoying him, loving him, trusting him, and obeying his will, commands, and law.
Because we were made by God, we exist to live for his glory. And so how do we do this? The first part of the answer might surprise us? We glorify God by enjoying Him. Think about what this is saying. It is calling us to joy, to real and eternal enjoyment. And because God is the greatest and most glorious of all Beings, to enjoy him is to experience the deepest joy imaginable. We do not glorify God by dutifully doing what we don’t want to do. We glorify him by enjoying him. We are commanded: “Delight yourself in the Lord…”
What follows is we glorify God by loving him. The first and greatest commandment is to love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength...
Then we glorify God by trusting him. Specifically by trusting what he says. Personal belief in the scriptures. Trust in what God reveals of himself. What he reveals to us about us, our need, and his provision for perfect salvation through the Lord Jesus Christ.
And then of course, we glorify God by obeying him. But it is obedience to God that flows from enjoying, loving, and trusting him. Jesus said, “If you love me, you will keep my commandments” (John 14:15). This actually helps to define biblical obedience for us. True obedience springs from enjoyment, love, and trust. And so how can we glorify God? By enjoying him, loving him, trusting him, and obeying his will, commands, and law.
Deuteronomy 11:1 - You shall therefore love the LORD your God and keep his charge, his statutes, his rules, and his commandments always