Making A Covenant To Glorify God

Jun 9, 2024    Rev. Errol Vieira

Rev. Errol Vieira's sermon, "Making A Covenant To Glorify God," focuses on the reasons and ways we should commit ourselves to glorifying God. Here are the key points from his sermon:

Why Should We Glorify God?

God is Worthy of All Glory

Psalm 115:1: "Not to us, Lord, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness."

God's steadfast love (Agape love) and faithfulness make Him deserving of all glory. We are reminded that His love is unwavering and He remains faithful even when we are not (2 Timothy 2:13).

God Does Not Share His Glory

Isaiah 42:8: "I am the Lord; that is my name! I will not yield my glory to another or my praise to idols."

John 5:21: "Dear children, keep yourselves from idols."

These verses emphasize that God's glory is unique and should not be attributed to idols or any other entity. Our devotion should be directed solely to Him.

How Should We Glorify God?

By Being Honorable

1 Peter 2:12: "Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation."

Our behavior should reflect our beliefs, demonstrating God's love, peace, patience, and mercy to others.

By Being Humble

John 3:30: "He must become greater; I must become less."

Humility is key in glorifying God. John the Baptist exemplified this by consistently giving God the glory and ensuring that the spotlight remained on God rather than himself. Glorifying God means putting Him first and above ourselves in all circumstances.

Rev. Vieira encourages the congregation to make a covenant to live in a manner that glorifies God, honoring His unique worth and steadfast love, while reflecting His qualities in our actions and humility.