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Watson on the Chief End of Man - by Michael Phillips
The Chief End of Man - Part 4 of 4
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Psalm 37:4
Jun 19, 2002 pm - Tonight, with the Lord's blessing, we'll finish our study of Thomas Watson on the Chief End of Man. Watson you surely know by now: he was a Puritan pastor and author. As for the chief end of man? It's explained in the Westminster Shorter Catechism, What is the chief end of man? Man's chief end is to glorify God And to enjoy Him forever. The chief end of man means your highest goal. Goals in life are good as long as they're kept in their place. And that place is second to the glory and enjoyment of God. The chief end of man means this stuff is not just for pastors or missionaries or church ladies. It's for everyone! All believers-and unbelievers-ought to glorify and enjoy the Lord who made them. That's why some of you need to be saved. Not just to get out of hell-though that's important-but, mostly, so that you can glorify the Lord Who's worthy of all praise and enjoy the sweetness of His company forever. To glorify God doesn't mean to make Him more glorious than He is. Nothing you say or do can add a drop to His infinite glory. No, what it means is make Him look good in the world. I once heard a pastor define preaching as "Bragging on Jesus". If I brag about my kids it doesn't ... More >>>

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