God’s example to us of being other-centered

Just a quick thought from a reading I did last week for one of my courses.

Often the fact that God seeks His own glory is used as an example by unbelievers of God being less than perfectly good because he is self-seeking. However, the concept presented by the word of God is that the Trinity is a key part of this equation, and by understanding the role of each member of the trinity we can see that while the Godhead rightly seeks the glory of the Godhead, each member of the trinity is actually not self-seeking.

According to the Bible, the Father seeks the glory of the Son (Matt 17:5), the Son seeks the glory of the Father (John 17:1, 4, 6) and the Holy Spirit bears witness to the Son and seeks the Son’s glory (John 15:26, 16:14). This is given as an example to us, that is clearly explained multiple times in scripture in the form of the “one another” statements (there are at least 31 of these) of the New Testament which are applied to a wide variety of contexts from our homes and marriage to work and social engagements.

To see a few of the one anothers, take a look at Rom 12:10, 1 Cor 12:25, Eph 4:25, 32, Col 3:13, 16, 1 Thess 5:11, 13, 15, 1 Peter 4:9-10, 5:5, 14.

1 thought on “God’s example to us of being other-centered”

  1. Each member of the Godhead is not self seeking,i can see i will be  awake  long into the night pondering  considering  the scriptual refrences  you have given  gotta love  it . bob wire

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