The Westminster Shorter Catechism asks this question: “What is man’s chief end.” The answer is, “Man’s chief end is to glorify God and to enjoy Him forever.” We ought to recognize these are not two separate commands. To Glorify God is to enjoy Him. This is worship. The more we learn of God, the more we can appreciate Him – and how great His love is for us.
In Romans 5:8 we read, “… but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” Can we read that; understand it; and not glorify Him; not revel in His love? Not enjoy the blessing of being one of His?
Now, understand. We DO live in a sin-filled world. It’s a hard world to enjoy sometimes. God knows that. Do you think Jesus was smiling as the thorns bit into his skull; as the breath was crushed from His body? Enjoying God does not mean that we have to slap a fake smile on and pretend that all is right on earth. But we do need to remember that God is in His heaven, and He has both the power and the will to love us beyond our own imagining.
Here’s another important little snippet from the Westminster Divines:
Q: What is God?
A: God is a Spirit, infinite, eternal, and unchangeable, in his being, wisdom, power, holiness, justice, goodness, and truth.