Saturday, May 28, 2011

All For the Glory of God

"We are selfless followers of a self-centered God. We exist for the glory of God, and God exists for the glory of God.  The ultimate key to joining together in radical obedience to Christ is found in fostering a humble view of ourselves and a high view of God in the church.  For when we see ourselves as completely dependent, utterly desperate children of God who live exclusively for him, then we will give ourselves in total abandonment to him for his great purpose in the world: the declaration of his gospel and the demonstration of his glory to all the peoples of the earth."

- David Platt, Radical Together, page 120
 
Now that's a description of God that you do not often see; "a self-centered God."  Yet, in the context within which the author is using it, I think it to be entirely appropriate.  What do you think?