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Baxter on Glorifying God 3 - by Michael Phillips
Baxter on Glorifying God - Part 3 of 3
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1 Corinthians 6:20
Jan 01, 1988 pm - Tonight, with the Lord's blessing, we'll proceed in our study of Richard Baxter on Glorifying God. The Westminster Shorter Catechism says that "Man's chief end is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever". And, of course, that's right. The Bible says, "Whatever you do, do all to the glory of God". Now, you glorify God--not by making Him more glorious than He is--but by praising Him with your thoughts, your words, and your deeds. Two weeks ago, we looked at glorifying God with your thoughts. Last week, we began the part about praising God with your words. To do that--Baxter says--you must "Conceive of this duty according to its superlative excellencies, as being the highest service that the tongue of men or angels can perform". In other words, if you want to praise God with your voice, you've got to know how good it is to do that. It's good for you; it's good for others; but mostly, it's good for God. It makes Him happy. Now, no matter how modest you are, you enjoy hearing people say good things about you. We all do. And so does God. "Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. You praise the LORD". We spent all of last week on one point. Tonight, we'll pick up the pace quite a ... More >>>

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