I was asked earlier in the week, “Steve, what is your greatest challenge?” However, there is a far more critical question at hand, “What is our greatest purpose?” My answer, “To glorify God.”

For years this question has been pondered. In 1646 an assembly of English and Scottish theologians and laypersons rephrased the question, “What is the chief end of humankind?” Their response, “Humankind’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy God forever.”

To “glorify,” God means to give glory to God. The word glory as related to God in the Old Testament bears with it the idea of the greatness of splendor. In the New Testament, the word translated “glory” means “dignity, honor praise, and worship.”

Glorifying God means to acknowledge God’s greatness and give God honor by praising and worshiping God because God deserves our praise for who God is.

1 Chronicles 16:28-29a, reminds us to “Praise the Lord, all nations on earth. Praise the Lord’s glory and power; praise the glory of the Lord’s name.”

In 1 Corinthians 10:31, Paul writes, “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” Our life purpose is to glorify God.

Let us give God the glory in response to God’s love, let us “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.” Giving Glory to God. Amen.
 
Stay Faithful and Remember YOU Matter,

 Steve Warren, Pastor

First Church Milton
 
Where Life Investments are Made
 
6830 Berryhill Road
Milton, FL 32570 
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