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Day 8 | What Is the Glory of God and Why Does It Matter?

Written by Trenton Stokes

At our most basic level, we were created to worship. As Paul Tripp has written:

“We all attach our identity, our hopes and dreams, our inner sense of well-being, and our meaning and purpose to something. We all give the functional control of our hearts to something. We all tend to surrender to and serve what we think will give us life.”

What is the glory of God? Well, it's similar to the power of a king. It marks his superiority, authority, and legitimacy. Because of his glory, God enjoys a certain reputation, an unequaled importance, and honor and fame are due to him. As king, he is the possessor of everything good and lovely.

READ 1 Chronicles 29:10-12, Psalm 24:8-10, Psalm 104:1-2, Luke 2:9, Matthew 17:1-2, Revelation 21:22-26

  • God’s glory is the beauty of God unveiled. It is the outward display of His internal attributes.
  • God’s glory was especially evident in Jesus Christ.

So, why does God's glory matter?

  • It matters to God (Exodus 34:13, Isaiah 42:8).
  • It can shape and give direction to our lives.
  • It roots our faith and joy in Jesus.

READ 1 Peter 1:8, 1 John 1:1-4