Of God and of the Holy Trinity
Chapter 2, Paragraph 1.
“…for his own glory,…”
“Who made you?”
“What else did God make?”
“Why did God make you and all things?”
“FOR HIS OWN GLORY!”
When going through the Children’s Catechism with my brood, this answer is always greatly emphasized. (Sometimes it’s even shouted.) But why shouldn’t it be shouted? Think about what the Confession has said so far about who God is, and the more you reflect upon it, praise should erupt!
God has created and ordered all things according to His will, which is unchangeable and righteous. If God were any less than He is, than it would seem selfish to work all things for His glory. But He is the best, most extraordinary, perfectly good God. There is none like Him. He created all things. Because of Him all things live and move and have their being. All things owe their allegiance to Him. Therefore, He shall have the glory forever. And justly so.
You are created for His glory. Do not lose sight of that!
To do all to the glory of God is to make a virtue of necessity; for all shall in the end be to him, whether we will or no. -Matthew Henry
I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And will glorify Your name forever. -Psalm 86:2
Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven. -Matthew 5:6
For you have been bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body. -1 Corinthians 6:20
Questions to Consider
- How does knowing that God works all things for His own glory affect you? Does it change how you’re thinking? Does it change any of your actions?