he desire to give glory to God extends beyond praise and worship. Telling God the truth expresses His glory. Achan, a Judahite, violated a sacred ban by stealing gold, silver, and fine clothing. He involved himself and his house in the destruction of Jericho. “Then Joshua said to Achan, ‘My son, give glory to the Lord, the God of Israel, by telling the truth. Make your confession and tell me what you have done. Don’t hide it from me’” (Joshua 7:19).
To give glory to God:
- Acknowledge His omniscience (all-knowing), i.e. He is just.
- Repent and make an open confession before Him.
- Present a complete truthful account–-nothing hidden.