We exalt God by doing such things as glorifying, praising and thanking him. Exalting God is a very common theme in the Bible and – as this chapter shows – should also be a very prominent part of our lives.
So whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do everything for the glory of God. 1 Corinthians 10:31 NET
God’s people are identified with him and so their lives are in a sense a reflection on God. Thus they should seek to do everything in a way that will bring glory to God.
[Agur:] But if I am poor, I might steal and bring disgrace on my God. Proverbs 30:9b GNT
Through him [Jesus Christ] then let us continually offer up a sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, acknowledging his name. Hebrews 13:15 NET
[David:] I will praise the Lord at all times; my mouth will continually praise him. Psalms 34:1 NET
Always give thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. Ephesians 5:20 NCV™
… give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. 1 Thessalonians 5:18 ESV
Praise God because he is great! Deuteronomy 32:3b NCV™
[David, to God:] I will sing praises to you before foreigners! 10For your loyal love extends beyond the sky, and your faithfulness reaches the clouds. Psalms 57:9b-10 NET
“Our Lord and God, you deserve to receive glory, honor, and power because you created everything. Everything came into existence and was created because of your will.” Revelation 4:11 GW
[Zechariah, speaking of the salvation that would come through Jesus:] Praise the Lord, the God of Israel! He has come to save his people. 69Our God has given us a mighty Savior from the family of David his servant. Luke 1:68-69 CEV
Sing to God! Sing praises to his name! Exalt the one who rides on the clouds! For the Lord is his name! Rejoice before him! Psalms 68:4 NET
You godly ones, rejoice in the Lord! Give thanks to his holy name. Psalms 97:12 NET
[Paul, to believers:] May you always be joyful in your union with the Lord [Jesus]. I say it again: rejoice! Philippians 4:4 GNT