What is the chief end of man? Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever. (Westminster Shorter Catechism)
When we look to God’s Word, the Bible, we find the only objective source of Truth available to us. Other people may try to influence us with what they believe is the truth, but they can be deceived by their own desires and ideas. The media will try to influence in ways that benefit the bottom line. We are even deceived by our own sinful natures that seek to glorify ourselves rather than God.
What rule has God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy Him? The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy Him. (Westminster Shorter Catechism)
The world seeks to glorify itself, rather than God. Even with the best of intentions, those around us may try to influence us in ways that do not bring glory to God. At our core, we are all sinful and selfish creatures … but the good news is that through Christ, we can be made new!
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 1 Corinthians 5:17
If you have a relationship with Christ – if you have repented from your sins and turned to Him in faith – then you (we) must live – think, act, believe – like it. We must seek to glorify God with everything we do, say, think.
We must also seek to enjoy Him. We rest in the comfort of His care, knowing that whatever comes our way is for His glory and our best. Even in unpleasant circumstances, we can seek to bring glory to God and to enjoy His presence.
All of these actions require a deliberate choice on our part to change our ways of thinking and acting. We must choose to glorify and enjoy God each day, in every moment. We choose to reject whatever is convenient, comfortable, self-serving, or sinful in order to choose to obey God.
Are you enjoying your life as a new creation in Christ? Are you glorifying Him in every moment of your day?