One of our assignments, as believers in Christ, is to glorify the Lord. Let’s look at what the Scripture says.
My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior . . . (Lk 1:46-47 NIV)
I will remember the works of the Lord; surely I will remember Your wonders of old. 12 I will also meditate on all Your work, and talk of Your deeds. (Ps 77:11-12)
I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, and I will glorify Your name forevermore. (Ps 86:12)
Let them give glory to the Lord, and declare His praise in the coastlands. (Isa 42:12)
Glorifying God means to acknowledge His impressiveness and to give Him respect by praising and worshiping Him. We do this mainly because He alone deserves to be praised, honored and worshiped.
God’s glory is the core of His nature, and we give glory to Him by recognizing it. In glorifying God, we exalt Him; we recognize and honor His deity; and we elevate Him above all else in our lives and in our thoughts.
Adoration [devotion, high regard, esteem] is also a component of glorifying God. When we have this type of respect for God, our reverence is shown in ways that we can’t even perceive. However, other people do notice it, and hopefully it will lead them to ask us for the reasons that we have for the hope that lies within us!