Monday, October 3, 2011

How can we bring glory to God in Math and Science?

Giving glory to God in the details of life, which includes science and math, is simple and a blessing to both God and us.  There are many verses which teach us that we are to glorify God, here are two:
Psalm 34:3 " Glorify the Lord with me; let us exalt his name together.

Psalm 50:23 "Whoever offers praise glorifies me."

Indirect verses such as the three below also teach us how to glorify God by praising Him and acknowledging his authority, power, presence, and involvement in every detail of life.

2 Cor 1:3 "Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort."

Col 1:17 "And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist."

Prov 3:6  "In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."

We can glorify God knowingly and on purpose in many ways, such as by praising Him for who He is and what He has done in creation of the universe and the creation of math and science.  We can give him glory by obeying His word in our understanding and attitudes regarding work and homework.  Work and homework  are not part of the curse, but a part of our privilege to serve God by creating things like he did for for the first six days!  "Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work" Exodus 20.   Work of any and every sort can be a joyful experience when done in collaboration with the Holy Spirit.

Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God.
Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
Noah Webster in 1828 wrote this about the word "Glorify:"

1. To praise; to magnify and honor in worship; to ascribe honor to, in thought or words.

Psalm 86:9 "God is glorified, when such his excellency, above all things, is with due admiration acknowledged."

How do you glorify God in your math and science experiences? How would you like to grow in your ability to glorify God more in your math and science experiences?  How do you not (or have not) give(n) glory to God in your math and science experiences?