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What is God’s glory? Is that our highest motivation?

What is God’s glory? Is that our highest motivation?

Because the human heart is very deceitful (Jeremiah 17:9), we can easily fool ourselves about our own motives. We can pretend that we are choosing certain actions for God or the benefit of others, when in reality we have selfish reasons. God is not fooled by our selfishness and is “a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart” (Hebrews 4:12).

The Bible has a lot to say about my motives. A motive is the underlying reason for any action. Proverbs 16:2 says,

“All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the MASTER.”

What does glory mean? How is Jesus glorified?

Glory of Jesus

Jesus the Messiah’s beauty, radiance and splendor reflects the glory of the Father. It is both revealed to and reflected in the lives of believers. We hear about the glory of God a lot in both the old and new testaments. I think of it as the stunning and the amazing nature of God. It should overwhelm me. We should stand in awe. Do we?