Glorifying God Also Glorifies Us
Recently, I went to the dentist where my mom got mad at me in front of everyone. The hygienist remarked how I should not feel bad because everyone has to deal with people like my mom. That is when I realized that glorifying God is important to focus people on Him so that we do not act contrary to Him, and by doing so, we can also be glorified.
When the hygienist was watching my mom get angry at me, she only focused on the hatred and evil that my mom was spurring at me. She forgot about the beauty of God’s love because she was engulfed by the hatred my mom showed me. The hatred was the only focus of everyone. It deterred from thinking about God’s love. The hygienist even said that sometimes she is guilty of the same bad behavior.
Then, I remembered how my mom’s anger influenced the caregiver to act like her. My mom once got mad and told me to get someone else to do what I needed. A week later the caregiver said the same thing out of carelessness. Now my mom’s hatred had spread to another person, deterring from God and disobeying Him so that His love could not glorify Him.
But the Bible promises that when we glorify God, we are also glorified (2 Corinthians 3:18). When people see the beauty of God’s love in us, it attracts them, and they want to follow the same love. As the saying goes, imitation is the highest form of flattery.