I hope these rich words from Thomas Watson have been an encouragement and a challenge to you over the last two weeks. When I first read this section of Man’s Chief End, Watson’s question puzzled me. What kind of question is “Why must we glorify God?” However, as I meditated on his answers, I found a rich fountain of humbling truth. The more I drink it in the more clearly I see who I am in relationship to our Almighty, Wonderful, and Glorious God. I appreciate all five reasons, but I must admit his third reason is a most devastating blow to my pride! Here is the last in the series; savor its richness.
“We must bring glory to God, because all our hopes hang upon him. Psalm 39:7 ‘My hope is in thee.’ And Psalm 62:5 ‘My expectation is from him;’ I expect a kingdom from him. A child that is good-natured will honour his parent, by expecting all he needs from him. Psalm 87:7 ‘All my springs are in thee.’ The silver springs of grace, and the golden springs of glory are in him.”
–Thomas Watson from the sermon Man’s Chief End