Friday, July 26, 2013

Glorify God and Enjoy Him Forever

Our catechism tells us that man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever. We should keep this in mind in all that we do, especially as God blesses us with success at our doing. This is true of our good marriages. It is true in our raising godly children. It is true in our desire to honor God in covenant renewal worship and in our attempts and successes in continual reformation.
          We are seeing successes and our one rightful response to this should be to bow before the throne of grace and give back to God the glory that He has given us. In our successes is our danger. We easily become full of ourselves and instead of honoring God with praise for His kindness to us, we flatter ourselves that we have done these good things by the power, might, and wisdom that we possess. Thus, we claim the glory that is God’s.
         As we reflect on this, let us turn to God in Christ, confessing our sins, especially if we have stolen God’s glory, waxing fat and kicking against the goads. And let us return to God, thanking Him for His kindness in lifting us up to His glory in Christ.

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