by : Pastor Bing Ocampo
We Were Made to Glorify Him
Glory - praise, credit, admiration
What do you think is the purpose of life?
Bible says we must glorify God in our bodies and spirits which are His.
Malachi 2:2 (KJV)
2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.
Acts 12:23 (KJV)
23 And immediately the angel of the Lord smote him, because he gave not God the glory: and he was eaten of worms, and gave up the ghost.
We are His children, we don't glorify Him because we are threatened with curse or death if we don't, we just love to praise Him! Job 13:15 Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: but I will maintain mine own ways before him.
God's goodness to us and His blessings are designed to lead us to glorify Him
Isaiah 60:21 (KJV)
21 Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
- And what do you do when you are blessed? - Go to Las Vegas; take a vacation instead of coming to the assembly to proclaim God's goodness in your life? - The most annoying excuse I have been hearing is that "This is America, I should not impose the way we used to do it back in the Philippines.."
I have seen several saints whom the Lord showed mercy upon. Instead of repenting and mending their lives, they have took it for granted and went on to live a life of ease; I am horrified for them.
Romans 1:21-32 (KJV)
21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.
22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.
24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever. Amen.
26 For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature:
27 And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly, and receiving in themselves that recompence of their error which was meet.
28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient;
29 Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers,
30 Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
31 Without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful:
32 Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
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