What is the chief end of man?
The answer came in two parts. For today’s post, I will just provide the first half of the answer (never fear … second half tomorrow) …
Man’s chief end is to glorify God …
Let me share some of the passages of Scripture they use in support of that answer:
All the nations you have made shall come and worship before you, O Lord, and shall GLORIFY your name. Psalm 86:9 (ESV)
Your people shall all be righteous; they shall possess the land forever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I might be GLORIFIED. Isaiah 60:21 (ESV)
For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be GLORY forever. Amen. Romans 11:36 (ESV)
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So GLORIFY God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (ESV)
So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the GLORY of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 (ESV)
“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive GLORY and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.” Revelations 4:11 (ESV)
So man’s chief end is to glorify God … may it ever be true my Lord, may it ever be true!