Does God love man?
Of course, but how off track do I get. I get tied to this idea that His love means that His end game is to take care of me. God’s goal is not to lift me up. Instead his goal is to bring me to a place where I bring glory to Jesus, that is really what Christian living is all about. Not bringing glory to me for his sake, but to Christ for my sake.
I, you, all of creation was made to declare the glory of God. Yet God’s glory, his greatness is not for His good, but for mine. Lets be clear God does not need praise, worship or adoration. He was full and complete long before the creation of the first angel. Before God created man, God had need of nothing. He created man to reveal his glory for man’s benefit. Had God not created man He would still be glorious, perfect, and complete.
If you had it all, would you share freely?
Even if it cost you, a lot? Me either which is why it is a good thing neither of us is God. His desire was to create man so that we could share in His glory. Not loneliness or need motivated this, but love.
Thank God he is not me.