Q. What is it to glorify God, or wherein doth it consist? A. Glorifying of God consists in four things: 1st. Appreciation, 2d. Adoration, 3d. Affection, 4th. Subjection. This is the yearly rent we pay to the crown of heaven. 1. Appreciation. To glorify God, is to set God highest in our thoughts,—to have a venerable esteem of him: Ps. 92:8., “Thou, Lord, art most high for evermore;” Ps. 97:9., “Thou art exalted far above all gods.” There is in God all that may draw forth both wonder and delight; there is in him a constellation of all beauties; he is prima causa,—the original and spring-head of being, who sheds a glory upon the creature. This is to glorify God, when we are God-admirers; we admire God in his attributes, which are the glistering beams by which the divine nature shines forth; we admire him in his promises, which are the charter of free grace, and the spiritual cabi net where the pearl of price is hid; we admire God in the noble effects of his power and wisdom, viz. the making of the world, this is called the ‘work of his fingers,’ Ps. 8:3., such curious needle-work it was, that none but a God could work. This is to glorify God, to have God-admiring thoughts; we esteem him most excellent, and search for diamonds only in this rock.