David Jeremiah 18 March 2022 Turning Point Devotional | To Glorify and to Enjoy
Read and study Turning Point Daily Devotional 18th March 2022 written by Dr David Jeremiah. God bless you!
DAVID JEREMIAH 18 MARCH 2022 TURNING POINT DEVOTIONAL
TO GLORIFY AND TO ENJOY
MARCH 18, 2022
SCRIPTURE: Father, glorify Your name. – John 12:28
Recommended Reading: John 12:27-36
There’s a famous question and answer in the Westminster Shorter Catechism we should always remember: What is the chief end of man? Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
Jerry Bridges said there was a time in his life when he thought these were two different aims. He would glorify God on earth and enjoy Him in heaven. But he learned differently.
“The truth is…we cannot glorify God—either by our lives or by worship—unless we are enjoying Him. How could you praise someone whom you don’t enjoy? How could you genuinely seek to honor someone by your conduct merely out of a sense of obligation?”
John Piper puts it this way: “The chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever.”
Jesus had one goal in life—to glorify the Father. No matter the culture or our circumstances, our lives can do the same. But that means cultivating a joyful relationship with Him, one marked by faith, obedience, and cheerfulness. And one that constantly says: “Lord, glorify Your name in me today!”
If we’re to glorify God in the way we live, we must make God’s glory our primary aim.