In case you (like myself) need to be reminded:

  • We were created for God’s glory (Isa. 43:7).
  • Everything we do should be done for God’s glory (1 Cor. 10:31).
  • We were made in the image of God, to reflect his glory, but we have fallen short of it (Gen. 2:27; Rom. 3:23).
  • Paul says that the human race has “exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images resembling mortal man and birds and animals and reptiles” (Rom. 1:23).
  • Jesus came to earth to reveal his glory, “glory as of the only Son from the Father” (John 1:14).
  • Jesus prayed that God’s people would be with him where he is to see his glory (John 17:24).
  • God has provided a solution to our falling short of his glory. Through Jesus, he has saved us so that we would “be to the praise of his glory” (Eph. 1:12).
  • In this salvation, God predestines his own people to be “conformed to the image of his Son” (Rom. 8:29) who is the “radiance of the glory of God” (Heb. 1:3).
  • One day, God will redeem all of creation by setting “it free from its bondage to decay and obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God” (Rom. 8:21).
  • The Bible (and life) is not about us. It’s about God and his glory.
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2 thoughts on “The Goal of Creation is God’s Glory

  1. Yes! I can barely listen to contemporary Christian radio these days. It seems like most songs are there to tell me how important I am. Worshiping myself comes too naturally already, people, how about worshiping the one truly deserving of it!

  2. James, thank you for sharing these precious gems from God’s Word. I am being blessed to find online many of you in this younger generation who are seeking the truth, and proclaiming the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, for the glory of God, our heavenly Father.
    I will pray for you and your family, and your ministry. ~ Fran

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