The doctrine of glorifying God, Part 18, John 15:8

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Title: The doctrine of glorifying God, Part 18, John 15:8.




c. The genius of God brings Him glory, ROM 11:33-36.


ROM 11:33 Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways!


ROM 11:34For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who became His counselor?


ROM 11:35Or who has first given to Him that it might be paid back to him again?


ROM 11:36For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen.


ROM 16:27

to the only wise God, through Jesus Christ, be the glory forever. Amen.


Part of God’s genius was the election of Saul of Tarsus to be the Apostle Paul.


d. The worst sinner who ever lived is called by God to preach the gospel to the Gentiles and write over half of the NT. This glorifies God.


GAL 1:23-24

they kept hearing, "He who once persecuted us is now preaching the faith which he once tried to destroy." And they were glorifying God because of me.


e. The calling out of the Gentiles brings glory to God, ROM 15:7.


ROM 15:7 Wherefore, accept one another, just as Christ also accepted us to the glory of God.


ROM 15:8For I say that Christ has become a servant to the circumcision on behalf of the truth of God to confirm the promises given to the fathers,


ROM 15:9and for the Gentiles to glorify God for His mercy; as it is written,

"Therefore I will give praise to Thee among the Gentiles,

And I will sing to Thy name."


f. Blessing every believer in eternity past glorifies God, EPH 1:3-4, 13-14.


EPH 1:3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ,


EPH 1:4just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and blameless before Him.


EPH 1:13 In Him, you also, after listening to the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation —  having also believed, you were sealed in Him with the Holy Spirit of promise,


EPH 1:14who is given as a pledge of our inheritance, with a view to the redemption of God's own possession, to the praise of His glory.


g. The Rapture of the Church will bring glory to God, Phil 2:11.


Phil 2:10 that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those who are in heaven, and on earth, and under the earth,


Phil 2:11and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.


h. God is glorified by the return of the exiles from Babylonian captivity, ISA 26:15


ISA 26:15

Thou hast increased the nation, O Lord,

Thou hast increased the nation, Thou art glorified;

Thou hast extended all the borders of the land.


i. God is glorified by the rebuilding of the temple by the returned exiles, HAG 1:8.


There is a note of selfishness and neglect of the things of God associated with this that continues to apply to us today. So we will read the context.


HAG 1:1 In the second year of Darius the king [third king of Persia after Cyrus but only about 8 years after the return of the exiles], on the first day of the sixth month, the word of the Lord came by the prophet Haggai to Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, governor of Judah, and to Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest saying,


HAG 1:2"Thus says the Lord of hosts, 'This people says," The time has not come, even the time for the house of the Lord to be rebuilt. "'" 


HAG 1:3Then the word of the Lord came by Haggai the prophet saying,


HAG 1:4"Is it time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses while this house lies desolate?"


HAG 1:5Now therefore, thus says the Lord of hosts, "Consider your ways!


HAG 1:6"You have sown much, but harvest little; you eat, but there is not enough to be satisfied; you drink, but there is not enough to become drunk; you put on clothing, but no one is warm enough; and he who earns, earns wages to put into a purse with holes."


HAG 1:7Thus says the Lord of hosts, "Consider your ways!


HAG 1:8"Go up to the mountains, bring wood and rebuild the temple, that I may be pleased with it and be glorified," says the Lord.


HAG 1:9"You look for much, but behold, it comes to little; when you bring it home, I blow it away. Why?" declares the Lord of hosts, "Because of My house which lies desolate, while each of you runs to his own house.



j. God is glorified by the destruction of Israel’s enemies, Ezek 28:22.


Ezek 28:22

and say,'Thus says the Lord God,

"Behold, I am against you, O Sidon,

And I shall be glorified in your midst.

Then they will know that I am the Lord, when I execute judgments in her,

And I shall manifest My holiness in her.


k. God is glorified by the fulfillment of the four unconditional covenants to Israel during the Millennium, ISA 60:21.


ISA 60:21

"Then all your people will be righteous;

They will possess the land forever,

The branch of My planting,

The work of My hands,

That I may be glorified.


Ps 86:9

All nations whom Thou hast made shall come and worship before Thee, O Lord;

And they shall glorify Thy name.


Point 4: Becoming an expert witness for the prosecution in the Angelic Conflict glorifies God.