Why God Is Not Vain to Seek Praise

In his recent sermon on Christian Hedonism, Pastor John recounts the day he first discovered C. S. Lewis’s answer to the dilemma of why God, in demanding that he be praised, "was not like an old vain woman seeking compliments" (4-minute video clip):


This excerpt was taken from the recent sermon, "God Is Most Glorified in Us When We Are Most Satisfied in Him."

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Tony Reinke is a staff writer for Desiring God and the author of three books: Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books (2011), Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ (2015), and The Joy Project: A True Story of Inescapable Happiness (2015). He hosts the popular Ask Pastor John podcast, and lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and their three children. He also blogs at tonyreinke.com.