By those who come near Me I must be regarded as holy; and before all the people I must be glorified.
The Hebrew term for glory descends from a root word meaning heavy, weighty, or important. God’s glory, then, celebrates his significance, his uniqueness, his one-of-a-kindness. As Moses prayed, “Who among the gods is like you, O LORD? Who is like you—majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?” (Exodus 15:11 NIV).
When you think “God’s glory,” think “preeminence.” And when you think “preeminence,” think “priority.” For God’s glory is God’s priority.
God’s staff meetings, if he had them, would revolve around one question: “How can we reveal my glory today?” God’s to-do list consists of one item: “Reveal my glory.” Heaven’s framed and mounted purpose statement hangs in the angels’ break room just above the angel food cake. It reads: “Declare God’s glory.” God exists to showcase God.
He told Moses: “By those who come near Me I must be regarded as holy; and before all the people I must be glorified” (Leviticus 10:3). . . .
Why do the heavens exist? The heavens exist to “declare the glory of God” (Psalm 19:1 NIV).
Why did God choose the Israelites? Through Isaiah he called out to “everyone who is called by My name, and whom I have created for My glory” (Isaiah 43:7 NASB).
Why do people struggle? God answers, “I have tested you in the furnace of affliction. For My own sake, for My own sake, I will act” (48:10–11 NASB).
“Then call on me when you are in trouble, and I will rescue you, and you will give me glory” (Psalm50:15 NLT).
~ Its Not About Me
Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of his holiness.
~ PSALM 29:2 NIV
Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
~ 1 CORINTHIANS 10:31