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How to Glorify God

"Praise waiteth for thee, O God, in Sion: and unto thee shall the vow be performed" - Psalm 65:1

I. Rely on the Grace of God (Psalm 65:1-4)
"As for our transgressions, thou shalt purge them away" (Psalm 65:3).
The songwriter wrote: “Amazing Grace! How sweet the sound! That saved a wretch like me!” Forgiveness and cleansing cannot be purchased or earned. They are free gifts of God's grace (Titus 3:7).
God doesn't always give us an easy way, but He does supply needed grace. The apostle Paul received sufficient grace for his thorn in the flesh (II Corinthians 12:9).

II. Recognize the Greatness of God (Psalm 65:5-8)
"Which by his strength setteth fast the mountains; being girded with power" (Psalm 65:6)."
Many Christians fail to recognize the greatness of God. God's natural attributes include:
1. Omniscience - He has perfect knowledge and understanding of all things.
2. Omnipresence - His presence is everywhere.
3. Omnipotence - He can do all things because He is all-powerful.
God is great in love and compassion. He lives within those who love and trust Him and supplies their needs.

III. Rejoice in the Goodness of God (Psalm 65:9-13)
"The little hills rejoice on every side...the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing" (Psalm 65:12-13).
Failure to praise the Lord and rejoice in His goodness indicates a selfish life. God forgives and cleanses those who come to Him. He heals the afflicted, comforts the sad, lifts the fallen, and loves the unlovable. God so greatly loved us that He gave His only begotten Son to die for our sins. He deserves our praise and we glorify Him when we rejoice in His goodness.