Our Purpose Is to Glory Our God

February 18, 2011 at 8:02 2 comments

The Westminster Standards written in 17 century the also wrote the Larger and Shorter Catechisms.  This first question in both catechisms – Question 1: What is the chief and highest end of man?

Man’s chief and highest end is to glorify God, and fully to enjoy him forever.

Many of us glorify God through our lives.  The phrase the “frozen chosen” comes from glorify God without enjoy him.  I have attended Presbyterians Churches who major in glorify God but Church was like “moldy bread” no life in that Church.  We cannot glorify God unless enjoy him.   We learn how to enjoy him through prayer and through his Word.  The Bible is love letter to us, and he jealous husband.  He recues us when we were his enemies the spells G-r-a-c-e.   God has given us many precious promises that he lavishes with his love and grace every day.   Through prayer we get know our Lord as he answered our prayers and a the Holy Spirit comforts us and when can’t pray he  prays for us to our Father.

Turn to the Psalms and learn how to pray.  There many of God’s promises you find in the Psalms.  Turn Psalm 1 redeemed will sit surrounded by his enemies but God is with us.  Psalm 2 God sets up leaders and brings them down but in the end Christ will set up Kingdom after he judges the lawless people.   If you are depress turn to Psalm 42 or 73 these Psalm always comforts me.  There is only one Psalm that doesn’t end with “the darkness is my closest friend” that Psalm is for the person who won’t be comforted.  If you find it’s hard to confess your sins to God read Psalm 32, 55 or 51 to God.  Learn from these Psalm how confess your sins to God properly.  A righteous man is described in Psalm 15 this not only Psalm who describes a righteous man.  A righteous man is described all the way through Scripture.   The man who lives by faith are the righteous man who the Holy Spirit transforms that until he resembles Jesus.  There is Psalm for everyone.  The Presbyterians of North America sing only the Psalms in four-part harmony and some Orthodox Presbyterian Churches do also without music.  All Presbyterians sing Psalms.  Read through Psalms every month and you will become happier and more content.

 

 

 

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  • 1. Carol Noren Johnson  |  February 18, 2011 at 8:02

    I am enjoying my fourth year going through the Bible. Each day I post highlights on my Facebook Notebook page. I have one for January and one for February. Then I print these out and meditate on them during the day or when I can’t sleep.

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    • 2. traskman  |  February 18, 2011 at 8:02

      what do you mediate on?

      Reply

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