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Glorifying God

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The giving of glory to God through acts of praise and obedience. Believers are to glorify God in their lives, as Jesus Christ glorified him in his life.

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Believers are to glorify God

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God is entitled to be glorified

Psalm 96:4–9 NLT
4 Great is the Lord! He is most worthy of praise! He is to be feared above all gods. 5 The gods of other nations are mere idols, but the Lord made the heavens! 6 Honor and majesty surround him; strength and beauty fill his sanctuary. 7 O nations of the world, recognize the Lord; recognize that the Lord is glorious and strong. 8 Give to the Lord the glory he deserves! Bring your offering and come into his courts. 9 Worship the Lord in all his holy splendor. Let all the earth tremble before him.
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Glorifying God is the believer’s natural response to him

Psalm 118:28 NLT
28 You are my God, and I will praise you! You are my God, and I will exalt you!
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God is glorified in Jesus Christ

John 13:31 NLT
31 As soon as Judas left the room, Jesus said, “The time has come for the Son of Man to enter into his glory, and God will be glorified because of him.
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Reasons for glorifying God

His holiness

Psalm 99:9 NLT
9 Exalt the Lord our God, and worship at his holy mountain in Jerusalem, for the Lord our God is holy!
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His great deeds

Psalm 86:8–10 NLT
8 No pagan god is like you, O Lord. None can do what you do! 9 All the nations you made will come and bow before you, Lord; they will praise your holy name. 10 For you are great and perform wonderful deeds. You alone are God.
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His loving mercy

Psalm 63:3 NLT
3 Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you!
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His righteous judgments

Revelation 14:7 NLT
7 “Fear God,” he shouted. “Give glory to him. For the time has come when he will sit as judge. Worship him who made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and all the springs of water.”
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Means of glorifying God

By praising God

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By living for God

1 Corinthians 10:31 NLT
31 So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.
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By doing good works and bearing fruit

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Examples of glorifying God

David; Nebuchadnezzar; Mary, the mother of Jesus Christ; the angels; the shepherds

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The redeemed in heaven:

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