Question: What does it mean in Isaiah:43:7, when it says that God made us for His glory? If we humans made something for our glory, that would sound arrogant. I know that God is not arrogant.
Response: Isaiah:43:7 reads, “Even every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.” This simply means that the good that people may see in us, in our conduct, our work, and our accomplishments, is designed to point to the grace, mercy, and Lordship of God, who truly is the one working in our lives.
The Lord Jesus stated in Matthew:5:16, “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
The noted Bible commentator Matthew Henry wrote, “If a man can take up the profession of Christ, and yet remain graceless, no other doctrine, no other means, can make him profitable. Our light must shine, by doing such good works as men may see. What is between God and our souls must be kept to ourselves; but that which is of itself open to the sight of men, we must study to make suitable to our profession, and praiseworthy. We must aim at the glory of God.”