There is nothing more important than that which is important to God. And that which is important to God is glorifying himself.
This is not ego-centric or narcissistic. It is right. God and God alone is worthy of all honor and glory, and to encourage anything otherwise would be wrong.
God was perfectly glorified before time, in himself and by himself, and he will forever be perfectly glorified, by the angels and saints who will forever gladly render it to him.
God does not need your or my glory offering. All glory belongs to God. We give it to him because it it his, and because it is our soul’s greatest want to give God’s glory to God, provided we are indwelt with the Holy Spirit.
The Focus of Man
Is it therefore right to say then that the focus of man ought to be upon God, and upon doing the work that best glorifies God. This was the focus of Christ; to do the will of his Father. Likewise, so it should also be our aim to do the will of our heavenly Father.
Note that it was for the sake of glorifying God that Christ suffered, died, and was resurrected. It was for the sake of glorifying God that when given all authority, Christ directed his followers to go and make disciples. Christ did not die for you and I just because he loves us. He loves us, and he suffered for us because that was the will of the Father, and doing the will of the Father is the means by which God is glorified.
The promise to Abraham; the freeing of the Israelites; the sending of His son, and His sacrifice upon the cross–all of these things happened that we might know God’s name, repent, and glorify Him with our trust, obedience, and eager humble service.
Consider, you will glorify something no matter what, be it yourself, your children, your possessions or one of the very many other pleasant and undeserving idols of this world. Give glory then in this momentary prequel to eternity to that which is most rightly entitled to it. Give glory to God.
Ascribe to the Lord , O heavenly beings, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength. Ascribe to the Lord the glory due his name; worship the Lord in the splendor of holiness. Psalm 29:1-2 ESV
Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20