Glorious God

We focused on Gather Grow Go for God’s Glory this past Sunday. During the sermon I recommended several books on the Attributes of God to help you think well about the God of all Glory. One recommendation was, God Is: A Devotional Guide to the Attributes of God by Mark Jones. Here is a sample, Jones wrote:

God—and thus also his glory—remains incomprehensible to us. He condescends to give us a little taste of his glory, because he freely chooses, in his glory, to reveal himself to us. We must firmly keep in mind that God has set his glory as the goal of all things, not only in relation to how his creatures must and will act but also in relation to himself. He cannot give his glory to another (Isa. 48:11), but he can and must glorify himself. The three persons in the Godhead all delight to glorify each other, eternally and lovingly.

Our aim is no different: “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God” (1 Cor. 10:31). We glorify the Father who gave us life, the Son who gave his life for us, and the Spirit who produces new life in us. We give God the glory due his name (1 Chron. 16:29).

Yet when we glorify God, we add nothing to his essential glory, the glory he already possesses in himself. We glorify God only as we give him the honor due him in this world according to the way he has dictated in his Word. (pg. 104)

Let me also recommend:

None Like Him by Jen Wilkin

His Love Endures Forever by Garry Williams (I have featured this book on the blog before…see here.)

About Pastor Matt

Matt Baker is the Pastor of Redeemer Fellowship Church.
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