To glorify God is to set God highest in our thoughts, and to have a venerable esteem of him. Psa xcii 8. ‘Thou, Lord, art most high for evermore.’ Psa xcvii 8. ‘Thou art exalted far above all gods.’ There is in God all that may draw forth both wonder and delight; there is a constellation of all beauties, he is prima casa, the original and spring-head of being, who sheds a glory upon the creature. We glorify God, when we are God-admirers; admire his attributes, which are the glistering beams by which the divine nature shines forth; his promises which are the charter of free grace, and the spiritual cabinet where the pearl of price is hid; the noble effects of his power and wisdom in making the world, which is called ‘the work of his fingers.’ Psa viii3. To glorify God is to have God-admiring thoughts; to esteem him most excellent, and search for diamonds in this rock only.
– Thomas Watson, ‘A Body of Divinity’