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Showcase His Glory

“I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth—everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”

Isaiah 43:6-7

God created you and me for one purpose: to showcase His glory, to enjoy it, display it, and demonstrate it every day to everyone we encounter. What does it mean to put His glory on display? It means highlighting His attributes and characteristics. It means making hard choices to do the right, or righteous, thing. It means keeping your tongue from gossiping, going out of your way for a neighbor in need, telling the truth even when it’s hard, not snapping back when someone hurts you, or speaking freely and openly about your Father in heaven. In short, it’s living like Jesus lived when He walked on earth.

In the Old Testament, God used visible things like a burning bush or a pillar of fire to show His glory. In the New Testament, God displayed His glory through His Son, Jesus. But Jesus doesn’t physically walk on earth anymore. So how does an invisible God display His glory in this age? Through you. What a privilege!

Father God, what an honor I’ve been given! You no longer choose burning bushes through which to speak; You choose people like me. Point out ways I can showcase Your character and glorious qualities to others today. In so doing, I’ll be glorifying You and living in the way I was created to live.


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