The thought might seem laughably self-contradictory.
If it is so, why does the God of the Scriptures seem pathologically consumed with his desire for praise and glory?
Why would he demand that we love him?
But if it is not the case, how could Jesus be mirroring something about the heart of his Father and the nature of his Kingdom when, on the eve of his humiliation, he reminded his best friends that he had not come to be served, but to serve?
If it is not so, why at birth would he be laid in an animal’s borrowed feeding trough? Why in death would he be laid in someone else’s grave? If humility is not at the heart of our Father’s nature, why would his Son’s humility— be the evidence of his love, his glory, his reason for being born… and our reason for loving him?
Maybe I’m missing something. :-)