Why Must We Glorify God? (Reason 1)

3 12 2007

“Because he gives us our being. ‘It is he that made us.’ Psalm 100:3. We think it a great kindness in a man to spare our life, but what kindness is it in God to give us our life! We draw our breath from him; and as life, so all the comforts of life are from him. He gives us health, which is the sauce to sweeten our life; and food, which is the oil that nourishes the lamp of life. If all we receive is from his bounty, is it not reasonable we should glorify him? Should we not live to him, seeing we live by him? Romans 11:36 ‘For of him, and through him, are all things.’ All we have is of his fullness, all we have is through his free grace; and therefore to him should be all. It follows, therefore, ‘To him be glory for ever.’ God is not our benefactor only, but our founder, as rivers that come from the sea empty their silver streams into the sea again.”

Thomas Watson from the sermon Man’s Chief End

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