What is it to glorify God?

Who better to ask than Jonathan Edwards?  Here is his answer:

The end of the creation is that the creation might glorify God.  Now what is glorifying God, but a rejoicing at that glory he has displayed?

Explain please?

God in seeking his glory seeks the good of his creatures, because the emanation of his glory . . . implies the . . . happiness of his creatures.  And in communicating his fullness for them, he does it for himself, because their good, which he seeks, is so much in union and communion with himself.  God is their good.  Their excellency and happiness is nothing but the emanation and expression of God’s glory.  God, in seeking their glory and happiness, seeks himself, and in seeking himself, i.e., himself diffused . . . he seeks their glory and happiness.

John Piper, God’s Passion for His Glory, 32-33.

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