I'd like to spend a few posts talking about Women Glorifying God. It’s usually a wise thing, to define the words you’re using, so we all know that we’re thinking about the same thing. When we define glory, according to Webster’s on-line dictionary, it’s to make glorious by bestowing honor, praise or admiration, to elevate to celestial glory. These are the words I am referring to when I say glorifying God. We are giving honor, praise and admiration. Another definition is to give glory to, as in worship. Giving glory is also done in worship and we’ll discuss that a little later on, but for the majority of our discussion I will be referring to the first definition.
WHY are we as women to glorify God?
We are to glorify God because it is Commanded –
I Chronicles 16:28 – Give to the LORD, O families of the peoples, Give to the LORD glory and strength.
Psalm 22:23 – You who fear the LORD, praise Him! All you descendants of Jacob glorify Him.
Isaiah 42:12 – Let them give glory to the Lord, and declare His praise in the coastlands.
We are to glorify God because it is Due Him –
I Chronicles 16:29 – Give to the LORD the glory due His name
We are to glorify God because of His Holiness
Psalm 99:9 – Exalt the LORD our God, and worship at His holy hill; for the LORD our God is holy.
Revelation 15:4 – Who shall not fear You, O Lord, and glorify Your name? For You alone are holy.
We are to glorify God because of His mercy & truth
Psalm 115:1 – Not unto us, O Lord, not unto us, but to Your name give glory, because of Your mercy, because of Your truth.
Romans 15:9 – and that the Gentiles might glorify God for His mercy
We are to glorify God because of His faithfulness
Isaiah 25:1 – O Lord, You are my God. I will exalt You, I will praise Your name. For You have done wonderful things; Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth.
We are to glorify God because of His works
Matthew 15:31 – So the multitude marveled when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed made whole, the lame walking, and the blind seeing; and they glorified the God of Israel.
We are to glorify God because of His judgments
Ezekiel 28:22 – Behold I am against you, O Sidon; I will be glorified in your midst; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I execute judgments in her and am hallowed in her.
Revelation 14:7 – saying with a loud voice, “Fear God and give glory to Him, for the hour of His judgment has come;”
We are to glorify God because of His deliverance
Psalm 50:15 – Call upon Me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify MeWe are to glorify God because of His grace
Acts 11:18 – When they heard these things they became silent; and they glorified God, saying “Then God has also granted to the Gentiles repentance to life.”
2 Corinthians 9:13 – while, through the proof of this ministry, they glorify God for the obedience of your confession to the gospel of Christ, and for your liberal sharing with them and all men
We are to glorify God because it is our obligation
I Corinthians 6:20 – For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s.