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    • WHY GIVE GOD GLORY? February 23, 2014 First Baptist Church Jackson, Mississippi USA FEBRUARY MEMORY VERSE John 13:34 NKJV 34 “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. John 13:34 NKJV What is the number one thing? The glory of God! http://samixtapes.files.wordpress.com/2012/11/shai-linne-the-glory-of-god-single.jpg?w=750 http://julieamarxhausen.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/newwhatever001.jpg
    • 1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV 31 Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV John MacArthur, Jr. (Born June 19, 1939) Radio program: Grace to You John is a relative of Gen. Douglas MacArthur. http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4529821671755722&w=282&h=366&c=7&rs=1&qlt=80&pi  What is God’s glory? (Review God’s Attributes)    Why give God glory? How do we give God glory? When do we give it? Last time we discussed: What is God’s glory? http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4608071654639991&pid=1.7 We found that there are two aspects to God’s glory. One aspect is the glory that He has in Himself. His intrinsic glory. http://www.christianbanners.com/product_images/uploaded_images/Holy-Holy-Holy-is-the-Lord_md.jpg
    • Isaiah 6:3 NKJV 3 And one (seraph) cried to another and said: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of hosts; The whole earth is full of His glory!” Isaiah 6:3 NKJV So God has intrinsic glory. This is the glory of His very nature. What is this intrinsic glory? God’s intrinsic glory is the manifestation of the combination of all of His attributes! http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4568854308325254&pid=1.7 Since God's glory is the combination of all of His attributes, what are some of those attributes? http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lwG1dbIuwrE/TV0fnBksLLI/AAAAAAAAFpc/oOkYJK1PSDo/s1600/attributes_of_god.gif  What is God’s glory?    (Review God’s Attributes) Why give God glory? How do we give God glory? When do we give it?
    • Romans 1:20 NKJV 20 For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power. Romans 1:20 NKJV Romans 1:16 NKJV 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ, for it is the power of God to salvation for everyone who believes … Romans 1:16 NKJV http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/31/9d/07/319d07fc5962f6a212ebd0f7c3d307b8.jpg We glorify God by rehearsing His attributes. http://www.amazingdoctrines.com/uploads/3/2/2/5/322557/38868.jpg?546
    • To glorify God is to extol (to praise enthusiastically) His attributes. http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-RJO6e0vadBs/TdU0QOd0iSI/AAAAAAAAACg/pU96d0Hn4do/s1600/3.jpg Without the authority of the Bible, any attempt to explain God’s attributes would be no better than a man’s opinion, which by itself is often incorrect, especially when it comes to understanding God. Job 42:7 NKJV 7 And so it was, after the Lord had spoken these words to Job, that the Lord said to Eliphaz the Temanite, “My wrath is aroused against you and your two friends, http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/Job_and_his_friends.jpg For you have not spoken of Me what is right, as My servant Job has.” Job 42:7 NKJV God’s attribute: Holiness Though all the attributes of God are important and dependent on one another, the fact of God’s holiness seems to be the one He wishes us to put emphasis on the most.
    • http://www.fredmckinnon.com/myblog/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/Holiness_Final.jpg This is the only attribute of God that is repeated three times in Scripture: Holy, holy, holy! (Isa 6:3)  Holy = holy  Holy, holy = holier  Holy, holy, holy = holiest His love won’t trump His holiness. God will not set aside His holiness even for His mercy. Because of God’s attributes of righteousness and justice, in order for our sins to be forgiven, Jesus had to experience God's full wrath when our sins were placed on Him. His Justice http://blogs.blueletterbible.org/blb/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/10/102011_attri_just.jpg
    • God did not reduce the penalty at all even though it was His only Son Who was paying the price.  In fact, Isaiah 53:10 says that “it pleased the Lord to bruise Him”. http://illbehonest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Propitiation-The-Removal-of-Gods-Wrath-Randall-Easter.jpg Other attributes of God: http://s3.amazonaws.com/churchplantmedia-cms/christ_church_radford/attributes-of-god.jpg His faithfulness http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-6ClBoHQH68M/TiEqh7shOlI/AAAAAAAAAaU/VUDoMdP_VwI/s320/faithfulness.jpg
    • Great is Thy Faithfulness Great is Thy faithfulness, O God my Father; There is no shadow of turning with Thee; Thou changest not, Thy compassions, they fail not; As Thou hast been, Thou forever will be. [Refrain] Great is Thy faithfulness! Great is Thy faithfulness! Morning by morning new mercies I see. All I have needed Thy hand hath provided; Great is Thy faithfulness, Lord, unto me! Words by Thomas Chisholm (1866-1960). Music by William M. Runyan (1870–1957). His Mercy http://theleadingedgeblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/mercy.jpg His Amazing Grace http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_r5AND4T4omw/SvG8AGnhBgI/AAAAAAAAAgY/Odi2UFsQH4E/s400/Amazing+Grace.jpg
    • My chains are gone I've been set free My God, my Savior has ransomed me And like a flood His Mercy reigns, Unending Love, Amazing Grace His Unending Love http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.5050981553210368&pid=1.7 Psalm 89:1-2 NIV 1 I will sing of the Lord’s great love forever; with my mouth I will make Your faithfulness known through all generations. 2 I will declare that Your love stands firm forever, that You have established Your faithfulness in Heaven itself. Psalm 89:1-2 NIV His Majesty http://i404.photobucket.com/albums/pp130/Linda4Yeshua/PSALMS%20_%20PROVERBS/psalm96_6__Beauty-MajestyInGOD.jpg
    • His Sovereignty http://bishopprince.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/god-is-in-control_t_nv.jpg His Omniscience http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=HN.607989802322755791&pid=1.7 His Omnipotence http://blogs.blueletterbible.org/blb/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/08/omnipotent.jpg
    • His Omnipresence http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-5KR4pl6ANSM/T-cna18Q_MI/AAAAAAAABxw/9Vpz-KQGxgs/s1600/God+omnipresent.jpg http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-fJCbyWcIAr4/Tbe3YnL2RMI/AAAAAAAAALg/347qSh7rqOo/s1600/omnipresent.jpg Transcendence - God exists outside of space and time. http://blogs.blueletterbible.org/blb/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2011/08/transcendent.jpg
    • Isaiah 55:9 NKJV 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, So are My ways higher than your ways And My thoughts than your thoughts. That is transcendence. Immanence - God is present within space and time. http://blogs.blueletterbible.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/attribute_immanent_2-545x288.jpg “In Him (Jesus) all things hold together” (Col 1:17). That is God’s immanence http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/736x/4d/58/cb/4d58cbd9f84584b89b9a0836b4663570.jpg He is both “nearby” and “far away,” according to Jeremiah 23:23. Jeremiah 23:23 NKJV 23 “Am I a God near at hand,” says the Lord, “And not a God afar off? Jeremiah 23:23 NKJV
    • His Goodness http://www.turnbacktogod.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/God-is-good.jpg http://www.rforh.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Got-Questions.jpg http://beautyandbrainsblogger.files.wordpress.com/2012/05/comments-icon.jpg   First, God's glory is that which is His intrinsic nature, the sum of His attributes. Second, there is a glory which is given to God by His creatures. By enhancing His name, by exalting His name, by lifting up His name, by praising His name, by honoring His name, we give Him glory in the eyes of the world. What does it mean to give God glory? It means to magnify His glory before the world. It's a question of your testimony about Him.
    • http://www.virtuousplanet.com/shops/userimages/00001/00000000012/productSmall/00000000000000005704_16.jpg God is not affected by the way we live but the world is affected by our living testimony about God. http://footsoldiers4christ.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/godlylife.jpg Philippians 2:15b NKJV 15b … children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, Philippians 2:15b NKJV     We are not adding to His intrinsic nature. We are enhancing His glory in the eyes of other men. That is how we give glory to God. But why?
    •  What is God’s glory? (Review God’s Attributes)    Why give God glory? How do we give God glory? When do we give it? Psalm 100:3 NKJV 3 Know that the Lord, He is God; It is He Who has made us, and not we ourselves; We are His people and the sheep of His pasture. Psalm 100:3 NKJV http://kingdom777.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/sheep-of-his-pasture.jpg Romans 11:36 NKJV 36 For of Him and through Him and to Him are all things, to Whom be glory forever. Amen. Romans 11:36 NKJV   Since God made us and gave us our being (and everything else), we certainly ought to give Him the glory! Why does God deserve the glory? Proverbs 16:4a NKJV 4a The Lord has made all for Himself, Proverbs 16:4a NKJV   He created us so that we would give Him the glory only He deserves. How could we possibly give glory to any other god or any other source?
    • God does not want us to give His glory to another because there is no other. Http://media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/d4/82/21/d48221988a02dc33d845ceb9830c5791.jpg Isaiah 46:5 NKJV 5 “To whom will you liken Me, and make Me equal And compare Me, that we should be alike? Isaiah 46:5 NKJV 1 Kings 8:23 NIV 23 O Lord, God of Israel, there is no God like You in heaven above or on earth below—You Who keep Your covenant of love with Your servants who continue wholeheartedly in Your way. 1 Kings 8:23 NIV If we did give glory to some one or some thing other than God, that would be foolish - not in our best interest. God wants the best for us. In Col 1:16 it says of Jesus, "All things were created through Him and for Him." http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-2Aug8UdvKDk/US4yueNHwgI/AAAAAAAAJLI/AS5N6j9hXvk/s1600/57BImage%2BChrist%2BCreator%2Bof%2Ball%2BThings.jpg
    • He made everything to bespeak His glory. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3bwu6qA0BdM/UW5aUUohxPI/AAAAAAAAAQA/gw9IUy0hYNA/s1600/madetopraise.jpg   Everything is to radiate His attributes, to show His power, to show His love, to show His mercy, to show His wisdom, to show His grace. Everything! Let All Things Praise the Lord Psalm 150:1-2, 6 NKJV 1 Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary; Praise Him in His mighty firmament! 2 Praise Him for His mighty acts; Praise Him according to His excellent greatness! 6 Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord! Psalm 150:1-2, 6 NKJV http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_g1ZFYzpEZh4/SpUnDq0IkFI/AAAAAAAABSM/SCjk8Az7mDA/s400/Praise.bmp
    • The trees clap their hands and even the rocks can cry out! http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-l9epx_nhigE/UMTDVRliFjI/AAAAAAAABMM/c-z1hkHLpIw/s1600/Stones-lo-res.jpg Isaiah 55:12b NKJV 12b The mountains and the hills Shall break forth into singing before you, And all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Isaiah 55:12b NKJV Luke 19:40 NLKV 40 But He answered and said to them, “I tell you that if these (disciples of Mine) should keep silent, the stones would immediately cry out.” Luke 19:40 NLKV http://www.christianstatements.com/prodimages/QUOTE048-G-02.jpg Some will say, “I'll never glorify God. God’s people may glorify Him but I'm not going to succumb to that kind of egoism.”
    • http://kumi07.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/enjoy-honor-god.jpg They may not want to give God glory, but they will, even if they don't choose to. They'll just give Him glory unwillingly. He gets glory out of everything and everyone sooner or later. http://ts3.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.5063527158188350&pid=1.7 Philippians 2:10-11 NKJV 10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, 11 and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:10-11 NKJV He will get the glory! This goes way, way back – Satan wanted that which rightly belonged only to God – God’s glory.
    • Satan fell because of his insatiable desire for the glory which belongs only to God. Isaiah 14:12-14 and Ezekiel 28:15-17 The Fall of Lucifer Isaiah 14:12-14 NKJV 12 “How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! 13 For you have said in your heart: ‘I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; I will also sit on the mount of the congregation On the farthest sides of the north; 14 I will ascend above the heights of the clouds, I will be like the Most High.’ Isaiah 14:12-14 NKJV Ezekiel 28:15-17 NKJV 15 You were perfect in your ways from the day you were created, Till iniquity was found in you. 16 By the abundance of your trading You became filled with violence within, And you sinned; Therefore I cast you as a profane thing Out of the mountain of God; And I destroyed you, O covering cherub, From the midst of the fiery stones. 17 Your heart was lifted up because of your beauty; You corrupted your wisdom for the sake of your splendor; I cast you to the ground. Ezekiel 28:12-17 NKJV Satan wanted the glory and later he even tempted Jesus by offering Him the kingdoms of the world and their glory if Jesus would fall down and worship him.
    • http://withfriendship.com/images/h/39089/Temptation_of_Christ-image.jpg Matthew 4:8-9 NKJV 8 Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.” Matthew 4:8-9 NKJV http://www.ericarmusik.com/fine%20art/Temptation_of_Christ.jpg Prior to the creation of man, God did not allow Satan to rob Him of His glory and then we see in the OT how God would not allow Pharaoh to get any of His glory either. Exodus 14:17b-18 NKJV 17b So I will gain honor over Pharaoh and over all his army, his chariots, and his horsemen. 18 Then the Egyptians shall know that I am the Lord, when I have gained honor for Myself over Pharaoh, his chariots, and his horsemen.” Exodus 14:17b-18 NKJV
    •     God said He would get the glory and He got it! And He will get it. He'll get it without exception. The whole Bible bears out that message. Is it possible to steal God’s glory? Absolutely not! “I will not give My glory to another.” Isaiah 48:11 & Isaiah 42:8 http://wallpaper4god.com/en/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/UntoHimGlory2.jpg    Everybody gets to the place where they give God glory, willingly or unwillingly. Wittingly or unwittingly. But God especially gets glory from the righteous. The righteous willingly give Him glory and that pleases Him! That is one reason He created people with a free will.
    • Isaiah 43:20-21 NKJV 20 The beast of the field will honor Me, The jackals and the ostriches, Because I give waters in the wilderness And rivers in the desert, To give drink to My people, My chosen. 21 This people I have formed for Myself; They shall declare My praise. Isaiah 43:20-21 NKJV 1 Peter 2:9 NKJV 9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 1 Peter 2:9 NKJV http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-2sWjxcyFnRM/T0mPlTRwq1I/AAAAAAAAF4s/GtuBvHOXBgI/s400/marvelous+light.bmp We are His righteous people willingly declaring His praise because: 1) He made us 2) He made us to give Himself glory, 3) He'll get it anyway. We might as well give it willingly, because when we give it willingly, the result is: “Therefore My heart is glad.” Psalm 16:9 NKJV Psalm 16:7-9a NKJV 7 I will bless the Lord Who has given me counsel; My heart also instructs me in the night seasons. 8 I have set the LORD always before me; Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved. 9a Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; Psalms 16:7-9a NKJV
    • When you willingly give God glory, you are rewarded with joy! http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zotV4ZpTIJ8/TYKL2FISS_I/AAAAAAAAA9k/kewtbzz3fJU/s1600/joyoftheLord.jpg   We also ought to give God glory because He judges those who don't willfully give Him glory. The ones who take God’s judgment lightly will miss the boat! http://principlesforlifeministries.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/picture2.png If a person refuses to willingly give God glory, God gets His glory anyway but in the end He also judges that person. That's serious! http://ubdavid.org/youthworld/ttt/tttgraphics/16_joy-judgment.jpg
    • Romans 1:21 NKJV 21 although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Romans 1:21 NKJV Romans 1:24-28 NKJV 24 Therefore God also gave them up to uncleanness, in the lusts of their hearts, to dishonor their bodies among themselves, 25 who exchanged the truth of God for the lie, and worshiped and served the creature rather than the Creator, Who is blessed forever. Amen. 26 For this reason God gave them up to vile passions. For even their women exchanged the natural use for what is against nature. 27 Likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust for one another, men with men committing what is shameful, and receiving in themselves the penalty of their error which was due. http://bibleoutlines.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/wrath-of-god.jpg 28 And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a debased mind, to do those things which are not fitting; Romans 1:24-28 NKJV Either give God the glory He demands and deserves or face God’s wrath! http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-vbrPU5iBSEc/TtPTQ3-IafI/AAAAAAAAASw/IJTejU_vIaU/s1600/boy-worshipping1.jpg
    • Romans 1:18 NKJV 18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness. Romans 1:18 NKJV Revelation 14:6-7 NKJV http://ts4.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.4797320818001860&pid=1.7 Revelation 14:6-7 NKJV 6 Then I saw another angel flying in the midst of heaven, having the everlasting gospel to preach to those who dwell on the earth—to every nation, tribe, tongue, and people— 7 saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come; and worship Him Who made heaven and earth, the sea and springs of water.” Revelation 14:6-7 NKJV   What is the everlasting Gospel? It's the Gospel of judgment against those who fail to give God glory, against unbelief or against ungodliness. This is not the Gospel as we know it simply defined in Christ. It's much broader. It's the everlasting Gospel, the News of God that runs throughout time and eternity that God punishes the wicked and He rewards the righteous.
    • http://dailymightsoul.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/image-4.jpeg?w=645 Hebrews 11:6 NKJV 6 But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 NKJV “For the hour of His Judgment has come.” (Revelation 14:7)  What a shocking and a powerful statement that is. "Give God glory because judgment is coming!" http://freebiblestudiesonline.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/do-you-give-god-all-the-glory.jpg?w=625
    • A matter of perspective: http://tag-pictures.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/questions-for-facebook-friends.jpg Has this stimulated any questions, comments, rebuttals or thoughts? http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-K9_r30dqaQY/T6l6_36idnI/AAAAAAAAHFw/GXNh43pwSxM/s1600/think+good.png