Wednesday, February 15, 2006
That we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory. —Ephesians 1:12
God put us on this earth to know Him and to glorify Him, but that comes as a revelation to some people. They think they are on this earth to make their mark on society, or to find a career and make a living, or to have a family. Or, they believe they are here to find personal happiness. But the Bible teaches that we are put on this earth primarily to know and walk with the God who made us and to bring glory to His name. And as a result, as believers, as the church, we are here for that purpose.
The Bible tells us in Ephesians 1:12 that “we who first trusted in Christ should be to the praise of His glory.” And the apostle Peter wrote,
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).
As believers called out of darkness, as the church walking in His light, we are here to exalt the Lord. We are here to honor the Lord. We are here to glorify the Lord.
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