To Glorify and Enjoy

I am reading a sermon entitled, “Of Man’s Chief End and Happiness.” The sermon was preached by Thomas Boston, a Scottish pastor who lived from 1676-1732.

The sermon is based on the first question of the Westminster Shorter Catechism. The question is, “What is the chief end of man?” The answer is, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.”

I have not completed the reading of the sermon, but I have already found two quotes that have struck my attention.

The first quote is:

“The study of holiness says, God is holy; mourning for every slip says, God is spotless; walking holily in all manner of conversation, within and without, etc., says God is omniscient and omnipresent, etc.  As when men find a well-ordered family, that tells what a man the master of it is.”

The second is:

“As when the waters come from the sea unto the earth, and go back again unto it by brooks and rivers; so all we receive and enjoy comes from God, and ought to go back again to him, by being used for his glory.”

May we glorify Him in every area of our lives,  in all that we do, with all that we have. And, may we truly enjoy Him as our Lord, Savior, and Friend.

You can read the sermon here.

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