God has made all things for his own glory. Prov. 16:4 tells us, “The Lord hath made all things for Himself,” meaning, for His own glory. The Name of Jesus Christ is infinitely glorious, for He is above all other names, persons, ideas, and created things. It is the Father’s intention that the glory of His Son, be known and valued in all the world, above all things. It is important that you and I prefer God’s glory above all other things in this earth; above wealth, status, relationships. In fact, nothing should come into competition with our devotion to God, for we are to prefer His glory more than anything else.
The purpose of worship is to glorify God, as it states in Psalm 29:2: “Give unto the Lord the glory due unto His Name; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness.” Psalm 96:12 states, “I will praise thee, O Lord my God, and I will glorify thy name.” God desires that we glorify Him through our love and devotion to Him. Showing affection to God, is a way that we give glory to the Lord, as it states in Deuteronomy 6:5: “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul.”
We glorify God when we are devoted to His service, and are fruitful laborers in His Kingdom. Jesus taught this in John 15:8 when He said, “Hereby is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit.” When you live your life with the aim of glorifying God, you follow in the footsteps of Jesus, who said in John 17:3, “I have glorified thee on the earth.” There is a great blessing and comfort to live your life knowing that you have glorified God on the earth to the best of your ability. When you live a life of worship and keep your focus on glorifying the Lord, you live with a sense of peace and well being, because you are doing what you were created to do!