The Character of God in the Bible

Why should receiving glory be a goal for God? Is he that insecure that he needs to prop himself up?


How could God be insecure? That makes no sense. All of us enjoy praise and recognition especially from those that love us or we love - we don’t have to be insecure to do so. Wouldn’t you agree humanity all throughout history assumes God or any god desires praise, adoration, worship and/or recognition?

Some relevant passages:

John 17

Jesus spoke these words, lifted up His eyes to heaven, and said: “Father, the hour has come. Glorify Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You, 2 as You have given Him authority over all flesh, that He should give eternal life to as many as You have given Him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent. 4 I have glorified You on the earth. I have finished the work which You have given Me to do. 5 And now, O Father, glorify Me together with Yourself, with the glory which I had with You before the world was.

Psalm 86

Among the gods there is none like You, O Lord;
Nor are there any works like Your works.
9 All nations whom You have made
Shall come and worship before You, O Lord,
And shall glorify Your name.
10 For You are great, and do wondrous things;
You alone are God.

11 Teach me Your way, O Lord;
I will walk in Your truth;
[c]Unite my heart to fear Your name.
12 I will praise You, O Lord my God, with all my heart,
And I will glorify Your name forevermore.
13 For great is Your mercy toward me,
And You have delivered my soul from the depths of [d]Sheol.

I would, but it doesn’t make a lot of sense. Clearly this is another subject you’re unwilling to think about.


Well, according to the story, Moses saw only his “hinder parts.”

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