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God’s Glory Means Your Salvation4 min read

Exploring the Nature of God

At the base of all theology, there is one fundamental truth that changes the human perspective significantly– It is the cornerstone of understanding who God is and who we are, and yet it is often understated and ignored.⁣⁣

The very nature of who God is, revolves around the enjoyment and acquisition of His glory⁣⁣

Why were we created? To glorify God.
What is our purpose? To glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever.
Why did Jesus come to earth? For the glorification of the Godhead.
Read John 17:1, “When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you.”⁣⁣
The reason I believe this is such an important concept is that it moves the microscope from us and refocuses it on God. It changes the motivation from US-centered to God-centered, and in a way, explains God’s sovereignty in a way that a self-focused theology cannot. Why is God for you, for your salvation and sanctification? Because His very nature dictates that He saves His people for His glory.⁣⁣
If you’re tempted to think, “That’s just so egocentric!” You have to remember, God’s glory is infinitely expressed in His being– it is as much a part of Him as light is from the sun. Indeed, God’s glory is physically manifested in the recreation and perfection of Earth when we dwell with Christ, “And the city has no need of sun or moon to shine on it, for the glory of God gives it light, and its lamp is the Lamb.” -Revelation 21:23⁣⁣
God’s glory means your salvation, God’s glory means your delight!⁣⁣
Lewis says, “I thought of praise in terms of compliment, approval, or the giving of honor. I had never noticed that all enjoyment spontaneously overflows into praise. I think we delight to praise what we enjoy because the praise not merely expresses, but completes the enjoyment; it is its appointed consummation. It is not out of compliment that lovers keep on telling one another how beautiful they are, the delight is incomplete till it is expressed.”

Written By

Eric Novak

Dad, entrepreneur, writer, and creative.
Founder of Gentle Theology.