Blog Posts on The Glory of God

Created, Saved and Sanctified — For His Name's Sake

Josh Etter

Three biblical texts to show God's zeal for his name's sake:

We are created for God's name's sake:

Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the end of the earth, every one who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory (Isaiah 43:6-7).

We are saved for God's name's sake:

I acted for the sake of my name, that it should not be profaned in…

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Ominous Ravines and Unapproachable Crags

John Piper

This is a plea that we would open our eyes wide to the not-God for the sake of God.

By the “not-God” I have in mind the skies—day and night—the clouds, the mountains, and the oceans. And a thousand other things. But especially these natural glories.

Look at them. Think about the distances involved from here to the stars, and from the surface of the water to the bottom of…

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The Godward Focus of Faithfulness

John Piper

One of my long-standing dissatisfactions with the focus of biblical theology is the habit of tracing God’s faithfulness only as far back as his covenant-keeping. Righteousness (tsedeqa) is portrayed as covenant-keeping. Love (hesed) is portrayed as covenant-keeping. Faithfulness (emet) is portrayed as covenant-keeping.

This has an ill-effect. It skews biblical revelation by making God’s relation with man seem more ultimate than God himself. There…

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Why It Matters That God Does Everything for His Own Glory

John Piper

Why should we emphasize that God loves, forgives, and saves for his own glory?

Two reasons (among others).

1) Because the Bible does.

I, I am he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins. (Isaiah 43:25)

For your name's sake, O Lord, pardon my guilt, for it is great. (Psalm 25:11)

Help us, O God of our salvation, for

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The Heavens Declare God's Infinity

John Piper

Sometimes I'm asked how I explain the disproportion between the size of the universe and the smallness of man created as the crown of God’s creation. The tension is felt in Psalm 8:3-5.

“When I look at your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which you have set in place, what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that…

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Why We Do What We Do

John Piper

Why do we say we exist to spread a passion for the supremacy of God in all things for the joy of all peoples?

Because of Psalm 40:16.

But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you;
may those who love your salvation say continually,
“Great is the LORD!”

We love the salvation of the Lord. Therefore we say continually, “Great is the Lord!” We say…

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