…everyone who is called by My name, and whom I have created for My glory, whom I have formed, even whom I have made. – Isaiah 43:7
God is invisible, and the Bible says no man has seen God at any time. The word glory describes God’s invisible attributes made visible to us. The air is thick with His presence. He is everywhere, but our eyes can’t see Him. So He must make Himself visible, and that process is revealed to us as God’s glory. The word glory comes from a root word meaning “weighty” or “heavy.” When God is called glorious, it’s a reference to Him being the weightiest, heaviest, deepest being in the universe.
And God’s glory is intrinsic. Whether you recognize it or not, He is glorious just because that’s who He is. There are two created things that do not recognize God’s glory: Satan and his angels, and mankind. People tend to believe that life is all about them. But God tells us that He created us for His glory, not for our own.
Most of us are anthrocentric, or man-centered, rather than theocentric, or God-centered. We tend to ask, “What’s in it for me?” But that’s God’s question, not ours. God’s glory is His own passion. He is seeking the highest glory for Himself, and rightly so because He is the greatest in every way.
God’s glory is the chief end of all things.
You will truly have a heart for God when you are seeking His glory in all that you do and say. How can you seek to glorify God today?