World Famous

Scott AtteberyChristian Living

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Suppose two concerts were taking place in your area on the same night. One concert features a local band while the other concert features a world-famous band. Which one do you think will have the largest crowd?

Most likely, the world-famous band will attract the most people. Why? Because we assume that the band with more fame is better. Fame is typically an indicator of worth or value.

Doesn’t it stand to reason that the most valuable person in the world should also be the most famous? Consider Psalm 29:2: “Ascribe to the LORD the glory due his name; worship the LORD in the splendor of holiness.”

In the beginning God created all things for a purpose. That purpose is to glorify Him and share the overflow of His joy. That’s why God desires and demands global glory.

God’s purpose in creation was to create a people who would bear His image around the world. What does it mean to bear His image?

Have you ever noticed how people dress like their heroes? Men wear the jersey of their favorite athlete. Women dress like popular actresses or musicians.

We imitate the people we adore. Likewise, as worshippers of God, we should reflect Him in the way we live. We are created to bear His image.

Even more, God desires image bearers from all over the world, so that His fame and glory are global. Humans are created differently from all other creatures in order that they might bear God’s image in this way. That’s not to say that the rest of creation doesn’t glorify God. After all, the Bible states that “The heavens declare the glory of God, and the sky above proclaims his handiwork” (Psalm 19:1). But there is something different about mankind. Humans are created as the pinnacle of God’s creation with a far greater purpose: to glorify God around the entire planet!

If a band can achieve world-wide acclaim, don’t you think our great God deserves it infinitely more?

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