The dictionary defines “glorify” as, “to cause to be or treat as being more splendid, excellent, than would normally be considered, to honor with praise, admiration or worship; extol.” As Christians, it is our duty to do exactly this for God, to glorify him in everything that we do. It’s important that we do everything to glorify God.
There are numerous examples in the Bible of those glorifying God. Psalms 86:12 says, “I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart: and I will glorify thy name for evermore.” We also read in Romans 15:6, “That ye may with one mind and one mouth glorify God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
And we need to always remind ourselves, glorifying God is not only in worship to him on Sundays and Wednesdays. It’s something we should do everyday in our everyday walks of life. The scriptures tell us that we were bought with a price and for that we should glorify him. 1 Corinthians 6:20 says, “For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are Gods.”
One thing we struggle with is that it’s easy to glorify God when everything in life is good. But what about when life is hard and we fall on difficult times? We are told by the scriptures that if we suffer, as Christians, we should still glorify God. 1 Peter 4:16 says, “Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glorify God on this behalf.”
- Jordan Hopkins