This helps ease our weak human minds to better comprehend in some small way that God by definition must seek His own glory or else it would be idolatry. There is no higher Being or anything/anyone greater than God, so everything must be to Him & for Him, including everything He does to be to the end of His own praise & glory.

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John Piper:

People stumble over the teaching that God exalts his own glory and seeks to be praised by his people because the Bible teaches us not to be like that. For example, the Bible says that love “does not seek its own” (1 Corinthians 13:5see NASB).

How can God be loving and yet be utterly devoted to “seeking his own” glory and praise and joy? How can God be for us if he is so utterly for himself?

The answer I propose is this: Because God is unique as an all-glorious, totally self-sufficient Being, he must be for himself if he is to be for us. The rules of humility that belong to a creature cannot apply in the same way to its Creator.

If God should turn away from himself as the Source of infinite joy, he would cease to be God. He…

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