Beauty and the Glory of God | Psalm 104
Rich Irwin | August 5, 2018
- The Westminster Shorter Catechism states that the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever. What are your thoughts on that and how does Psalm 104 shape your viewpoint?
- When reading Psalm 104 what does the psalmists picture of creation reveal about God the creator? What does this reveal about the role of human’s in glorifying God.
- Are there any areas of your life where beauty is more easily identified than others? If so, have you considered examining whether you’ve fallen into an attitude of reductionism in the less beautiful areas of your life?
- If part of glorifying God is bringing beauty into the world, in what ways does that shape your life, if at all?
- If beauty is more than utility, truly attractive and shapes the way we respond to God and each other, in what ways can you identify the beauty in the life of Jesus?
- How will a worshipful appreciation for beauty shape the way you see and respond to others?
- Whats one way you will participate in the activity of meditating and rejoicing described in verse 34 this week?
- What’s God saying to you through Psalm 104 and what are you going to do about it?
- Pray that God’s creation and all the beauty within it would move us daily into greater worship of our God, and greater obedience to Jesus, our Lord.
- Pray God would use his creation and all the beauty within it to draw those far from God to himself, and that he favor us by using us as part of that good plan in any ways he sees fit.