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God is For Me For His Glory

By Shawn Kennedy

God has never been on a mission to bring you glory, but rather to love you, to restore you, to save you, to redeem you, to give you joy and to bring glory to His name. God is for you, for His glory. When we embrace this truth, we find a new found meaning and purpose to life. In any and every circumstance, we are hardwired to bring God glory. Here are some thoughts about the glory of God from the Word of God.

.: THE WHOLE EARTH IS FULL OF THE GLORY OF GOD

“And one called out to another and said, “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts, The whole earth is full of His glory.” – Isaiah 6:3

.: WE ARE CREATED FOR THE GLORY OF GOD

“Everyone who is called by My name, And whom I have created for My glory, Whom I have formed, even whom I have made.” – Isaiah 43:7

.: GOD WILL NEVER SHARE THE GLORY OF GOD

“I am the LORD, that is My name; I will not give My glory to another, Nor My praise to graven images.” – Isaiah 42:8

.: WE ARE RESTORED AND GUIDED FOR THE GLORY OF GOD

“He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.” – Psalm 23:3

.: OUR GIFTS EXISTS FOR THE GLORY OF GOD

“Whoever speaks, let him speak, as it were, the utterances of God; whoever serves, let him do so as by the strength which God supplies; so that in all things God may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom belongs the glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.” – 1 Peter 4:11

.: WE DO GOOD WORK FOR THE GLORY OF GOD

“Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.” – Matthew 5:16

.: WE DO EVERYTHING IN LIFE FOR TO THE GLORY OF GOD

“Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” – 1 Corinthians 10:31

.: WE ARE SAVED TO BRING GLORY TO GOD

“But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” – 1 Peter 2:9

“And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” – Philippians 2:11

.: WE BOAST ABOUT THE GLORY OF GOD

“This is what the Lord says: Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches, but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the Lord.” – Jeremiah 9:23-24

Shawn Kennedy is a part of the Lead Pastoral Team at Existence Church. He is the co-author of  Kingdom Come: A Gospel-Centered Guide to Discipleship. Shawn has a passion for helping people love God, love others and make disciples to the glory of God.