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Watson on the Chief End of Man - by Michael Phillips
The Chief End of Man - Part 2 of 4
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Psalm 29:2
Jun 05, 2002 pm - Tonight, Lord willing, we'll move on in our study of Thomas Watson on the Chief End of Man. The words are taken from the Westminster Shorter Catechism. It begins, "What is the chief end of man? Man's chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever". The words are not in the Bible, but they summarize its teaching very well. Your number one goal in life ought to be the glory and enjoyment of God. Last week, I tried to explain what it means to glorify God, how you can do it, and why you should. Now, we move on to some examples of glorifying the Lord. They're things you can do-even tonight-to bring glory to your Maker and Redeemer. How do you glorify God? Last time, Watson said you do it in four ways (1) appreciation, (2) adoration, (3) affection, and (4) subjection. These are all true, but they're a little fuzzy, aren't they? But now, we'll get into some real, solid things you can do to glorify the Lord. Now, remember, merely doing things isn't enough. The Pharisees prayed, fasted, and gave alms, but didn't glorify God by them because they did them "to be seen of men". So, if you have a good attitude, the following things will bring glory to the Lord. First of all, we glorify ... More >>>

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