PC-USA 1996-08-16 - It Is All For His Glory

It's All For His Glory The message I keep consistently reading lately, is that everything is to be for God's glory, whether it is something He has done or will do, or something we do.

Our salvation is for His glory:

Eph 1:11-12 (NIV) In him we were also chosen, having been predestined according to the plan of Him who works out everything in conformity with the purpose of His will, 12 in order that we, who were the first to hope in Christ, might be for the praise of His glory.

His created works are for His glory:

Psa 19:1 (NIV) A psalm of David. The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of His hands.

Miraculous works were / are done for His glory:

John 9:1-3 (NIV) As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 His disciples asked Him, "Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?" 3 "Neither this man nor his parents sinned," said Jesus, "but this happened so that the work of God might be displayed in his life.

Our good works, which we do only with His help, are for His glory:

Phil 1:11 (NIV) filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ--to the glory and praise of God.

In fact, all we do is to be for His glory -- that can be a scary thought, eh? : )

1 Cor 10:31 (NIV) So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.

EVERYthing is for His glory: Rom 11:36 (NIV) For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To him be the glory forever! Amen.

Dear Lord, may You be glorified in all that we say or do, and in all that You do for us and through us. Help us seek more, to glorify You. In Jesus' name amen.

Your Sister in Him,