God’s Desire To Be Honored

From the Gospel Transformation Bible notes to 1 Samuel 2:12-36:

God’s desire to be honored, or glorified, may on a shallow reading seem vainglorious.  But that God should require his creatures to honor him, to give him weight, is no more vainglorious than that the law of gravity requires to be acknowledged.  Simply put, God has weight!  To neglect this fact is to lose one’s own center of gravity.  Giving God the center is at the heart of accepting the gospel.  Every line of the prayer Jesus taught his followers to pray manifestly gives weight and centrality to God (Matt. 6:9-13).  As our hearts are gripped with the magnitude of what God has done for his people in the gospel of grace, we are compelled to gladly ascribe all honor and glory to God alone.

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