Psalm 19:1-4 is one of my favorite Psalms. It talks about how the skies sing the glory of God without words or speech. Yet, somehow everyone on the Earth, no matter where they are, can hear the glory of God proclaimed through the skies.
What is glory of God?
According to various definitions of glory being used as a noun, these are the most common:
- A distinction or honor; a great praise
- Object of pride, fame, admiration or honor
- Worshipful thanksgiving
- Extreme beauty or magnificence
- Great prosperity or splendor
- Absolute happiness or contentment
- The splendor and greatness of Heaven
Now, knowing the general idea of the definition of glory is, what is glory of God?
Well, the glory of God encompasses all those definitions. The glory of God is praise, beauty, worship, magnificence, splendor and so much more. There are not words to fully describe what is glory of God.
Demonstrating the Glory of God
However, the best way to explain what is glory of God would be by demonstrating the glory.
In everything we do we are instructed to do so for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 tells us that “so whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God”.
Sometimes words don’t mean as much as actions do. For this reason, God wants His glory to be displayed in anything you do. When you are working and receive a promotion, give the glory to God to display to people that God is good. Even when you land on hard times, God wants us to continue to give glory to Him to demonstrate our faith and strength to others in times of darkness.
What is glory of God? It is the demonstration of your faith in everything you do.
Isaiah 43:7 explains to us that we were made by God for His glory.
How Does the Glory of God Relate to Us?
In short we ARE the glory of God and we were made to proclaim that to everyone in everything we do.
A well-known Christian music artist, Steven Curtis Chapman, has a great song about bringing the glory of God into everything you do.
In his song, “Do Everything” it shows that no matter who you are, be it the Mom picking up Cherrios, someone working in a restaurant or even the business person, we are to praise God for everything.
The chorus is a perfect example of both Isaiah 43:7 and 1 Corinthians 10:31.
“To do everything you do to the glory of the One who made you, cause he made you / To do every little thing that you do / To bring a smile to His face / And tell the story of Grace” (Steven Curtis Chapman, Do Everything)
So, bringing it back to the original question. What is glory of God? Well, we, and everything that we do, is the glory of God.