God is for His Glory
Topic: God's Glory
God is for His Glory
1) Truth statement: God is for His glory
Reaction #1: What about us?
Reaction #2 That sounds like God is full of Himself- Isa 48:11 For my own sake I do it, for how should my name be profaned? My glory I will not give to another.
Response #1 God’s God-centeredness is Him loving us
Response #2 God’s God-centeredness is Him being holy
2) Biblical backing
A) God and glory
God created you for His glory- Isa 43:7; Col 1:16.
God created the world to proclaim His glory- Ps 19:1-4.
God called Israel for His glory- Isa 49:3; Jer 13:11.
God saved Israel from Egypt for His name’s sake- Ps 106:7-8.
God raised Pharaoh up to show His power and glorify His name- Ex 9:16; Rom 9:17.
God defeated Pharaoh at the Red Sea to get glory over Pharaoh- Ex 14:18.
God spared Israel from his wrath in the wilderness for the sake of His name- Ez 20:14.
God drove out the inhabitants of Canna for the glory of His name- 2 Sam 7:23.
God didn’t forsake His people for the sake of His name-1 Sam 12:22.
God saved the city of Jerusalem for His own sake- 2 Kgs 19:34.
God restored Israel from exile not for their sake but for the sake of His holy name-Ez 36:22.
God shepherds and leads us for His name’s sake- Ps 23:3.
B) Sin and glory
Sin is a falling short of the glory of God- Rom 3:23.
God defers His anger for His name’s sake- Isa 48:9.
Herod dies because He did not give glory to God- Acts 12:23.
The purpose of God’s wrath is to make known the riches of His glory- Rom 9:23.
God forgives out sins for His name’s sake- Ps 25:11; Isa 43:25.
C) Jesus and glory
Jesus only sought the Father’s glory- John 17:8.
Jesus told us to do good works so that others may give God glory- Matt 5:16; 1 Pet 2:12.
Jesus suffered for God’s glory- John 12; 17.
Jesus redeemed you for His glory- Eph 1:5-7.
And Jesus welcomes you into fellowship with Himself for the glory of God- Rom 15:7.
D) Holy Spirit and glory
The Holy Spirit is the downpayment of our inheritance to the praise of His glory- Eph 1:14.
The Holy Spirit’s ministry is to glorify the Son- John 16:14.
E) Christian living and glory
Jesus’ prayer is that we see and savor His glory- John 17:24.
Paul prayed we’d be filled with fruits of righteousness for His glory- Phil 1:11.
Peter tells us to serve in such a way that brings Him glory- 1 Pet 4:11.
God tells us to do everything for His glory- 1 Cor 10:31.
F) The end and glory
Jesus is coming again to be gloried in by the saints- 2 Thess 1:10.
God’s plan is to fill the earth with the knowledge of the glory of the Lord as waters cover the sea- Hab 2:14.
Everything that happens will redound to the glory of God- Rom 11:36.
In the New Jerusalem, the glory of God replaces the sun- Rev 21:23.
3) Why this is gloriously good news
1. It’s not about you
APPLICATION: Make much of him
2. God is unwaveringly committed to your joy
APPLICATION: Maximize your joy in God