The Nature of Love and the Glory of God

One of the most beautiful of the expressions in the NT is this:

1 Cor 13.4-7
Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

The purpose of this article is to demonstrate from the Scriptures that when the Father ordained the sacrifice of the Son, and when the Lord Christ offered Himself, the Triune God was not doing so for its own glory. That the Triune God was glorified in this, yes: that He did so because He sought glory for Himself, NO!

The Lord does not "seek" that which He already possesses. The text cited above tells us that love—and this certainly must apply to Divine Love—does not "seek its own". When the Lord ordained to save the lost, He did it for them alone and not for the purpose of His glory! 

This topic is planned for a future article.

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