Glorify God

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Q. What does it mean to glorify God? What is God’s glory anyway?

A. To glorify God is to give to Him the worship and reverence which are His due. For example,
Rom 15:9 and, moreover, that the Gentiles might glorify God for his mercy. As it is written: “Therefore I will praise you among the Gentiles; I will sing the praises of your name.”
To praise God, to sing the praises of His name, in this particular instance His mercy, is to glorify Him. As defined in Easton’s Bible Dictionary, God’s glory is His honor, dignity, splendor, brightness, majesty, His infinite perfection.

Many think of glorifying God only with their lips, but it is more important to glorify Him with our lives and even our deaths:

1 Co 6:20 For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. (NASB)
• 2 Co 9:13 Because of the proof given by this ministry, they will glorify God for your obedience to your confession of the gospel of Christ and for the liberality of your contribution to them and to all (NASB)
• 1 Pet 2:12 Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us.
• 1 Pet 4:16 but if anyone suffers as a Christian, he is not to be ashamed, but is to glorify God in this name. (NASB)
• Jn 21:19 Jesus said this to indicate the kind of death by which Peter would glorify God. Then he said to him, “Follow me!”

In fact, if we follow and are like Christ, we can glorify God in whatever we do:
1 Co 10:31 So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
You don’t need to be in full-time ministry to glorify God, just live a Christ-like life and give Him the credit.

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