What rule hath God given to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him?
A. The Word of God, which is contained in the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, is the only rule to direct us how we may glorify and enjoy him.
2 Timothy 3:14-17 You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known the sacred writings which are able to give you the wisdom that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.
If we are going to fulfill our purpose of glorifying and enjoying God, we need to know how to do it. If God is to be glorified, it is He who must tell us how we may do that. And if we are going to find true joy, then we need to know what it is, where we may attain it, and how we may attain it. Since God glorifying God and knowing true joy are interrelated, we must go to God, the source of joy, to attain it.
God has revealed himself in nature. The Stars proclaim his handiwork. But we are sinners who have rejected God and so while nature reveals to us that there is a God and that we are obligated to obey him, it doesn’t reveal to us all we need to know to find joy. We can’t have true joy while being at odds with God. It is only in the Bible, the word of God, where we can know for sure how we may have peace with God and thus be able to truly glorify God with joy. The Bible is what will give us the wisdom which leads to salvation. It is where we may be equipped for every good work. It is where we learn to glorify and enjoy God.
If the bible is that source for our happiness, then why do we spend so much time searching everywhere else but there? If it is the very words of our God meant to bring us to true joy, then why do we look to the worldly sources to cure us of anxiety, depression, and heartache? If you find yourself struggling with a lot of cares, fears, and despair, maybe its time to crack open your Bible and read it with faith.