Is God Self Centered?

If you read the Bible much, you may come away with the idea that God is self centered.  There is a lot in the Bible about how God wants Glory from us.

Rick Warren starts his famous book “The Purpose Driven Life” with the words “It is not about you.”  He goes on to say The purpose of your life is far greater than your own personal fulfillment, your peace of mind, or even your happiness.

Is God self centered.  As a matter of fact I believe He is the opposite of that.   Jesus life and death refutes this idea.

Though I agree with Rick Warren in that from our perspective it is not about me nor should it be , but about God and His purposes. However, I believe to God it is not about Him, but instead it is about me and us and all of God’s beloved creation.

I haven’t worked all this out from scriptural point of view yet, but I suspect that as we become all that we can become… When we come into our glory as a human being… When I have lived and am living my life in a way that others see as a life well lived… A life others are attracted to…This is the glory of God.  It is the same as a parent’s glory in the development and success of their children.

This idea causes me look differently at God…to love and appreciate who He is more.  I feel more affection for God when I believe that his ultimate goal for me is for me to discover and develop into a person that becomes glorious to the point that I reflect His glory as a son and attract others to join in this same glory.

I would love to hear your thoughts and comments.

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