Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.
We know from many Scriptures that the creation was intended for God’s glory. Many of the psalms actually say they declare the glory of God and proclaim His work (Psalm 19:1). In this psalm the word “proclaim” is Hebrew for “caphar” and it means “to count, to reckon” and this is a mathematical term and so if you see what Psalm 19:1 is saying is that the vast expanse of the universe all adds up to the glory of God. Why? Because of its appearance of infinity and the enormous size of the universe and by its huge size it proclaims or adds up to our God being even greater. The rule is that something that is created is never greater than the one who created it. Then the word “nagad” in the Hebrew for “declare” means “to be conspicuous, tell, make known” so if the creation declares, proclaims, and makes known God’s glory, what would you imagine would our purpose be for?
The tendency of fallen mankind is to worship or serve the creation and not the Creator which is why Paul said that they basically worshiped and served the things God created instead of the Creator himself (Rom 1:25) and instead of worshiping Him who is worthy of eternal praise, they worship what they see. If you watch any cable or surf the Internet, you can see how the nature and science shows are fixated on what is created and what creatures there are. They stand so amazed at how this universe operates and the wonder of the creatures in this universe, all the while, ignoring and refusing to give glory to He Who created it. They really know in their hearts that there is a God but because they loved their sin, they neither glorified God or were thankful to Him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened and they claimed to be wise but they became fools and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for that of the images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles (Rom 1:21-23). Just look at these nature programs today and the many ancient cultures of antiquity; both worship the creatures and creation and not the Creator.
If you were called by God, then you are called to glorify God (Isaiah 43:7). You do this with your praise (Psalm 86:12). You do this in your body (1 Cor 6:20). We were called for His glory (2 Pet 1:3) and we are instructed to declare His glory to others (1 Chro 16:24). Do you see the point in all of these? The creation declares God’s glory. God Himself as Creator is full of glory. And we, His creations, are called to declare His glory. God has given us a purpose here on earth and it is to glorify Him. Are we fulfilling our calling or are we putting it off? Maybe the way in which we live we don’t always glorify Him. I know that I don’t so let’s focus on our purpose; to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.
A Closing Prayer
Father, I know that I don’t always glorify You in word and in deed and so please forgive me for how far short of Your glory I fall (Rom 3:23) and help me to focus more on my purpose for which I was created for You are worthy to be praised and to You belong the glory and in Jesus’ name I pray.
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