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 content strategist and staff writer for Desiring God and the author of Lit! A Christian Guide to Reading Books (2011) and John Newton on the Christian Life: To Live Is Christ (2015). He hosts the Ask Pastor John and Authors on the Line podcasts, and lives in the Twin Cities with his wife and their three children. He also blogs at tonyreinke.com.