Created For His Glory

“Everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory” – Isaiah 43:7

What does it mean to be created for God’s glory? Scripture tells us that we were all created for His glory, but sometimes people tend to get the wrong impression from that statement. We are taught to be humble, and not to boast in our own works, yet here we see God literally creating things that will exalt Him. To understand what it means to be created for God’s glory, we have to first understand what His glory is.

In Exodus 33:18-19, Moses asks God to show him His glory, and God responds by saying, “I will make all my goodness pass before you.”

God’s glory is His holiness, His character, and His attributes on display. When we bring God glory, it means we are physically manifesting His hope, peace, love, joy, kindness, goodness, and gentleness.

Scripture tells us in Ephesians 2:10 that we are God’s masterpiece, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do. God has not only prepared ways for us to display His character, He has also equipped us to do so by giving us His power through the Holy Spirit and His righteousness through Jesus Christ.

However, He also gives us a choice. Moses could have chosen to drop the staff. David could have chosen to drop the slingshot. Joshua could have chosen to drop the trumpet.

God knows the plans He has for us, but at any point, we have the option to walk away from the victory He wants for us. That doesn’t mean God won’t fight for us (looking at you, Jonah), but that He ultimately gives us the free will to do as we choose.

Because Moses didn’t drop the staff, he was able to deliver His people from slavery. Because David didn’t drop the slingshot, he was able to turn the tide of battle. Because Joshua didn’t drop the trumpet, he was able to win the city of Jericho.

When we choose to embrace our calling and surrender to God, we are able to walk in the power and victory He wants for us, and bring His love and joy and goodness to a fallen world filled with sickness, death, and pain.

In Scripture, when we read that the Lord has created everything to proclaim His glory, it means that He has created everything to bring revelation of His love to those who are desperately searching for it.

13 thoughts on “Created For His Glory

  1. Great read! When we walk in the fruit of the spirit, we certainly show the world the love of Christ.

  2. Yes, we are created for His glory, but we rarely stop to really think about what that means. Thanks you for your insight. May our lives show His goodness and holiness to the world in such a way they they want to know Him.

  3. I can’t imagine how much power and victory God would provide in our lives if we chose to walk in Him each moment! I love how you pointed out that God will pursue us if we walk away, but He’ll still let us make our own choices. Love the truth in this article!

  4. Wow! This really resonated with me” but at any point, we have the option to walk away from the victory He wants for us.” I loved that God gives me a choice and that I”m not a robot. The choice means I have a responsibility in how quickly I progress toward becoming conformed in His image. It also means I can get in His way (and my own way) if I chose to disobey and not follow His statutes. Good post. Made me think.

  5. Love this!! It is so important for us to show the world the Jesus in us. Not in a prideful way, but to boast on God’s goodness, grace, and mercy. And when you said,” When we choose to embrace our calling and surrender to God, we are able to walk in the power and victory He wants for us”, all I could say is AMEN!

  6. I love this quote, “When we bring God glory, it means we are physically manifesting His hope, peace, love, joy, kindness, goodness, and gentleness.” I have been working on this lady! thanks for this incredible word and reminder. Much of this can become habitual if we allow. And I believe as we manifest these things….our unique path continues to be directed! xoxo!

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