God Loves His Glory

GOD LOVES HIS GLORY
Researched by Charles e Whisnant
June 22 2014

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God’s first commitment is to His own glory and that this is the basis for ours. God does everything for His glory. God’s love for God. Or more precisely, God the Father’s delight in the panorama of His own perfection reflected as a perfect image in His Son.
“Who is the most God-centered person in the universe?” ______________________
Why is it important to be stunned by the God-centeredness of God? Isaiah 2:22; Psalms 146:3; Jeremiah 17:5; Isaiah 40:15, and 17. Ezekiel 36:22-23, 32

Why did God predestine us in love to be His sons? Ephesians 1:6, 12 and 14.

Why did God create a people for Himself? Isaiah 43:7

Why did He make from one lump vessels of honor and vessels of dishonor? Romans 9:22-23, Exodus 14:4, Exodus 9:16

“Do all to the glory of God” First Corinthians 10:31

What is the foundation of his command?
God loves His glory. He loves it with infinite energy and passion and commitment. And the Spirit of God is ablaze with this love. That is why children of God love the glory of God; they are led by this blazing Spirit. Romans 8:14.

VERSES ON THE GLORY OF GOD

  1. Psalms 29:3 Richard
  2. John 11:40 Bill
  3. Acts 7:2 Mary
  4. Revelation 19:1 Frankie
  5. Habakkuk 3:4 Lois
  6. Deuteronomy 5:24 Jimmy
  7. 2 Samuel 22:8-16 Serina
  8. Psalms 18:7-15 Janet
  9. Psalms 104:1 Dorothy
  10. Ezekiel 1:26-28 Peggy
  11. Exodus 24:15-16 Saundra
  12. Exodus 33:9-10 Bob

Here are a few examples of what I mean by God’s performing all his acts of love toward us in a way that reveals he is loving us for his own glory:

1. God loves us by predestining us for adoption into his family (Ephesians 1:5–6).
2. God loves us by creating us (Isaiah 43:6–7).
3. God shows his love for us by sending us a Savior (Luke 2:10–14).
4. God loves us by Christ’s dying for us (2 Corinthians 5:14–15).
5. God loves us by making us spiritually alive (Ephesians 2:4–7).
6. God loves us in the way Jesus prays for us (John 17:24).

We see in the Scriptures that show God’s Zeal and Love for His Own Glory

  1. God chose his people for his glory: Ephesians 1:4-6
  2. God created us for his glory: (Isaiah 43:6-7)
  3. God called Israel for his glory: (Isaiah 49:3) (Jeremiah 13:11)
  4. God rescued Israel from Egypt for his glory: (Psalm 106:7-8)
  5. God raised Pharaoh up to show his power and glorify his name: (Romans 9:17)
  6. God defeated Pharaoh at the Red Sea to show his glory:(Exodus 14:4, 18; cf. v. 17)
  7. God spared Israel in the wilderness for the glory of his name. (Ezekiel 20:l4)
  8. God spared Israel in the wilderness for the glory of his name. (Ezekiel 20:l4)
  9. God gave Israel victory in Canaan for the glory of his name:(2 Samuel 7:23)
  10. God did not cast away his people for the glory of his name (l Samuel 12:20, 22)
  11. God saved Jerusalem from attack for the glory of his name: (2 Kings 19:34; cf. 20:6)
  12. God restored Israel from exile for the glory of his name: (Ezekiel 36:22-23; cf. v. 32)
  13. Jesus sought the glory of his Father in all he did: (John 7:l8)

Why does God remind us over and over that He makes much of us in a way that is designed ultimately to make much of Him?

God often acts with multiple ends in mind. The book of Exodus presents God’s reasons for deliverance in a multifaceted way:

  1. Concern for his oppressed people (3-4)
  2. Faithfulness to the covenant promises made to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (3:15; 4:5; 6:8; 32:13; 34:6; cf. Deut. 7:6-10)
  3. That Israel would serve the Lord (4:23; 6:5; etc.)
  4. That you should know I am the LORD (6:7; 10:2; 13:1f)
  5. To give the promised land (6:8)
  6. That the Egyptians will know I am the LORD (7:5; 14:3-4; 14:15-18)
  7. That Pharaoh will know the LORD as incomparable (7:17; 8:10-18)
  8. To display his power (9:16)
  9. That his name might be proclaimed in all the earth (9:16)

So God delivered his people for a variety of reasons, not merely one. The incomparable God acts out of love, holiness, goodness, faithfulness, and jealousy. This is critical to notice because if we equate God’s ultimate end with God’s comprehensive motivation, we end up subsuming his attributes under his glory.

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