Pleasing God, Making Disciples of Jesus Christ

The Glory of God – Part 3

1  O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! You have set your glory above the heavens.
2  Out of the mouth of babies and infants, you have established strength because of your foes, to still the enemy and the avenger.
3  When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place,
4  what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?
5  Yet you have made him a little lower than the heavenly beings and crowned him with glory and honor.
6  You have given him dominion over the works of your hands; you have put all things under his feet,
7  all sheep and oxen, and also the beasts of the field,
8  the birds of the heavens, and the fish of the sea, whatever passes along the paths of the seas.
9  O Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Psalm 8

A.  The Glory of God Defined

Jeffery Johnson:  “God’s glory is the sum of all that God is.  It is the radiance, majesty, beauty, and splendor that sine forth from His unchangeable and eternal essence.”

Jonathan Edwards:  “Glory is a shining forth, the excellency of God flowing forth, so that the glory of God is the shining forth of his perfections.”

B.  The Glory of God: His Desire – Our Created Purpose

          1.  God desires us to behold His glorious Person:         2 Cor. 4:6

          –  Christ yearns for His bride’s literal presence in glory:  John 17:24a

          –  Christ yearns to fully satisfy His bride by His glorious Person:  John 17:24b


          2.  God created us to resemble Him (His Image)

                          –  Our purpose in life:  Pre-fall

                                                    Psalm 8:1

                                                    Psalm 8:5

                                                    Genesis 1:26-31

                                                    Genesis 3:17-19