You are here:Home-Resources-Counsel of Chalcedon Magazine-1992 Issue 9-Honor for Honor: Glorifying God With Your Life

Honor for Honor: Glorifying God With Your Life

What are your living for? What is your goal in life?

Westminster Shorter Catechism: What is man's chief end? Answer: Man's chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.

I Corinthians l0:31: "Whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Augustine: Let God be all in all to you, for in Him is the entirety of all you love.

I Samuel 2:30: "Those who honor Me I will honor.

These verses and quotations present us with the ultimate purpose God has for your life. Nothing else is worth living for. The question, "What is my chief end?", is the most important question you will ever ask. If you answer it with the words, "My chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever," it reveals the most important thing about you, that you are more concerned with the living God, with pleasing Him, than with yourself, and with pleasing yourself. It reveals that you love God because He is God, and not just because of the benefits you can receive by loving Him. If that is your answer it shows that you are a real Christian, because a Christian is a person who withdrawing his eyes from himself, even from his own salvation, as the chief object of concern, fixes them on God and His glory, and seeks his highest blessedness in Him.