Giving God the Glory

In his first epistle to the Corinthians we find this admonition given by Paul: "Glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's" What does it mean to glorify God? That question, presented to-day to any individual who is not a student of Mrs. Eddy's writings, would probably be answered in the words of the dictionary definition, "To worship, to adore, to praise, to honor." But, pressing the question a little farther to the individual, whether he be classed as Christian or non-Christian, intellectual or ignorant, rich or poor, one would find, in all probability, that his concept of worshiping or glorifying God was almost entirely verbal praise,—a form of prayer at home, or participation in some ceremony at a church service.

Now, the admonition to glorify God, found throughout the Bible, surely means more than the mere thinking or voicing of words about God. Then, too, it is evidently a good thing, as well as a duty, to follow this Scriptural advice. But how are we to obey any command, or heed any wise counsel, if we do not rightly understand it? Therefore, let us consider thoughtfully the question presented above: What does it mean to glorify God? Students of Christian Science know that there is a right answer to every question. The truth about everything is always present; and it is our privilege to know this truth.

Careful Obedience
July 29, 1922

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