Posts Tagged ‘Glorifying God’

Once again I was over on the Desiring God website and really enjoyed the Piper quote that they posted. So just incase you missed it… here it is…

“God is glorified most not merely by being known, nor by merely being dutifully obeyed, but by being enjoyed in the knowing and the obeying.”

—John Piper, God’s Passion for His Glory

Yes, the demons knew Him, the Pharisees even obeyed God, but neither enjoyed Him and thus neither glorified Him.

I imagine that most Christians have heard of the following affirmation:

“The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.”

If you are a Piper fan like me, you know that he argues that these two things, glorfying God and enjoying God, are not two different things but one. We glorify God by enjoying Him. “He is most glorified in us when we are most satisfied in Him” (John Piper 3:16) And so I do think that it is safe to say that God receives glory from us when He is seen, savored, and treasured as all-satisfying.

But my question for you is this. How can you enjoy God?

The first two examples that popped into my head were these: 1. Pizza, and 2. Football. I love pizza and I love football. Now don’t get the wrong idea. I’m not trying to compare God with pizza and football, but I do believe that we can learn how to enjoy God more, and thus glorify Him, (more…)