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How We Glorify God

Every man is most concerned in that which is his great end; the bringing about of that is of most importance to him; the great exercise of his thoughts is,—whether he shall succeed as to this or not. The chief end of believers is, the glory of God. This, I say, is so, or ought to be so. For this purpose they were made, redeemed to this purpose, and purchased to be a peculiar people. Now, the Scripture everywhere teaches, that the great means of our glorifying God, is by our humble walking with him, according as it was before described. John 15:8, “Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit.” You may have many thoughts that God is glorified by works of miracles, and the like, amazing and dazzling the eyes of the world. Be it so; but in the most eminent manner, it is by your bearing fruit. You know the general rule that our Saviour gives his followers, Matt. 5:16. It is from our good works that men give glory to God. Which advice is again renewed by the Holy Ghost, 1 Pet. 2:12.

~John Owen

from a sermon entitled Of Walking Humbly With Godvolume 9 of Works, page 122-3

One comment on “How We Glorify God

  1. This is a nice quote to chew on as we head into the New Year.

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