"No individual, not even the whole world together, can rob God of his glory. The Bible says, "The Lord is high above all nations, and his glory above the heavens!" (Psalm 113:4). You and I are no threat to him. He isn't insecure when he insists upon the triumph of his glory alone. The problem is that we think that his glory and our joy do not lie together in the depths of his heart. We think we have to compete with his will to fulfill our own potential. That is pride. We think too well of ourselves and too poorly of God to believe that his love for his glory and his love for us are one love, drawing him on to that final day when we will be forever happy with his glory alone. But how could it be otherwise? Human fulfillment is union with God."
-Ray Ortlund Jr., Isaiah: God Saves Sinners (page 53)
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