HOW MIGHT WE GLORIFY GOD IN HIS ATTRIBUTES? (PART 2)

sharperiron.org | 5/21/2019 | Staff
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As we contemplate God’s perfections, we need to pay attention to what God has disclosed about Himself, linking these qualities together as they are linked together in His person. The perspectival aspect that is so important to grasp when we are dealing with the attributes should be remembered.

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Millard Erickson actually criticizes the great Puritan Stephen Charnock for seeming to compartmentalize the attributes of God. When we are dealing with the perfections—whether it be the power of God, the presence of God, the holiness of God, or His patience, love, justice, grace, mercy, truth, eternality, immutability, omnipotence, etc.—we should see the attributes wrapped up in each another; that they are different perspectives on the unity of the one God, not parts of God, but rather perspectives on God.

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

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But how can we do that truly if we have not made ourselves familiar with the way God has disclosed Himself in the Bible?

When the psalmist speaks of the “name” of God here, he is talking about the character of God—that which defines God, that which God, in naming Himself for us, wants us to know about Himself. We are to proclaim the honor due to His name—in fact the honor of His name—and make His praise glorious. As the psalm suggests, this is best done when the truth about God arrests our hearts and we begin to reflect His holiness.

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We’re scarcely in a position to participate in this if we are ignorant of what it means to speak of God’s attributes. To glorify God in His attributes is to declare either to oneself or to another, the absolute perfections of our Creator. It is also to apply this knowledge to ourselves.

For example, how might a...
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