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17 Biblical Ways to Glorify God With Your Life

7. We glorify God when we work out our own salvation.

“Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling.” (Philippians 2:12)

Thomas Watson:  “What an encouragement is this to the service of God, to think, while I am hearing and praying, I am glorifying God.”

8. We glorify God when we live to God.

“…and he died for all, that those who live might no longer live for themselves but for him who for their sake died and was raised.” (2 Corinthians 5:15)

“For if we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord. So then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s.” (Romans 14:8)

Thomas Watson:  “We live to God when we live to his service, and lay ourselves out wholly for God.”

9. We glorify God when we walk cheerfully.

“…who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.”  (2 Corinthians 1:4)

“And you became imitators of us and of the Lord, for you received the word in much affliction, with the joy of the Holy Spirit” (1 Thessalonians 1:6)

Thomas Watson:  “It brings glory to God when the world sees a Christian has that within him that can make him cheerful in the worst times.”

10. We glorify God when we stand up for his truths.

“Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints.(Jude 3)

Thomas Watson: “When we are advocates for truth we glorify God.”

11. We glorify God when we praise him.

“The one who offers thanksgiving as his sacrifice glorifies me; to one who orders his way rightly I will show the salvation of God!” (Psalms 50:23)

“I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever.” (Psalms 86:12)

Thomas Watson:  “Praising God is one of the highest and purest acts of religion. In prayer we act like me; in praise we act like angels.”

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Andrew Hess is a Sr. Communications Specialist at Compassion International. He previously served as the director of content at the White Horse Inn and editor of corechristianity.com. He formerly served as the editor of churchleaders.com. His writing has been featured on The Gospel Coalition and Focus on the Family. He lives in Colorado Springs with his wife Jen and their energetic young son. Connect with Andrew on Twitter @AndrewWHess.