The ultimate goal of the universe is to show the glory of God. It is the reason for everything that exists including you.
God’s glory is who God is. It is the essence of his nature,the weight of his importance, the radiance of his splendor, the demonstration of his power and the atmosphere of his presence. God’s glory is the expression of his goodness and all his other intrinsic eternal qualities.
Where can we find God’s glory? Just look around. Everything created by God reflects its glory in some ways. We see it everywhere from the smallest microscopic form of life to the vast Milky Way, from Sunrise to sunset, the stars, Storms and seasons. Creation reveals our creator’s glory.
God’s glory is best seen in Jesus Christ. He the light of the world, illuminates God’s nature. Because of Jesus, we are no longer in the dark about what God is really like.
We cannot add anything to God’s glory just like we cannot make the sun shine brighter, but we are commanded to recognize his glory, declare his glory, praise his glory, reflect his glory and live for his glory.
In the entire universe, Rick Warrens stated that only two of God’s creations fail to bring glory to him: fallen angels(demons) and us (People).All sin at its root, is failing to give God glory. It is loving anything else more than God.Refusing to bring glory to God is prideful rebellion and it is the sin that caused Satan’s fall.
Not giving God the full glory he deserves from our lives is the worst sin and the biggest mistake we can make. on the other hand living for God’s glory is the greatest achievement we can accomplish with our lives.
How can I bring Glory to God?
There are many ways to bring glory to God but Rick summarized this in God’s five Purposes for our life.
- We bring God glory by worshiping him (Worship is our first responsibility to God).
- We bring God glory by loving other believers.
- We bring God glory by becoming like Christ.
- We bring God glory by serving others with our gifts, talents, abilities.
- We bring God glory by telling others about him.