Your Purpose and God’s Glory
In His Presence: From Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen (Romans 11:36).
God is invisible, and the Bible says no man has seen God at any time. The word glory makes the invisible attributes of God visible to us. The air is thick with His presence. He is everywhere, but our eyes can’t see Him. So He must make Himself visible, and that process is revealed to us as God’s glory. The word glory comes from a root word meaning weighty or heavy. When God is called glorious, it is a reference to Him being the weightiest, heaviest, deepest being in the universe. And God’s glory is intrinsic. Whether you recognize it or not, He is glorious because that’s just who He is. There are two created things that do not recognize God’s glory: Satan and his angels, and mankind. Men tend to believe that life is all about them. But God speaks of “everyone who is called by My name, and whom I have created for My glory, whom I have formed” (Isaiah 43:7). God created us for His glory, not for our own.
Most of us are anthropomorphic, which means we are man-centered, rather than theocentric, which means God-centered. We tend to ask, “What’s in it for me?” But that’s God’s question, not ours. God’s glory is His own passion. He is seeking the highest glory for Himself, and rightly so because He is the greatest in every way. God’s glory is the chief end of all things. You will know if someone has a heart for God based on whether or not they are seeking His glory.