Is God really egotistical? The answer is yes and no. To be egotistical from a human point of view is to have an inflated view of your self-importance. However, God is completely self-existent and totally independent of all other beings or causes. There is no other like God, for He alone is God, Psalm 86:10.
The Source of All
Thou has created all things and for thy pleasure they are and were created, Revelation 4:11. Because of His will they were created through His Word, John 1;1. Everything belongs to God. Everything was created for His enjoyment and we were created for God’s glory, Isaiah 43:7.
God is the ultimate source of all existence and power, Colossians 1:16,17 and there is nothing outside of God. He surrounds all things and is in all things. God fills the universe which exists through His mercy and grace and in His heart. God has no limits, no beginning and no ending, Revelation 22:13, and cannot be described by human standards. In fact, the human mind cannot truly conceive God. All we can do is talk about Him as ‘like’.
Is God Egotistical?
God is egotistical in that He cannot operate outside His own self-existence. He is just and holy, righteous, gracious and compassionate and all-wisdom. He is eternally merciful, loving and unchanging. God is all-powerful, all-knowing and everywhere present. His name is Jealous, for He will have no other gods before Him, Exodus 34:14.
All this is difficult for the human mind to comprehend. The worlds were framed by His Word, Hebrews 11:3, and His Word was there before anything else existed, John 1:1. Just as the moon always shows the same face toward earth, so God shows a certain face toward man, through Jesus Christ the Son.
Man’s Centre of the Universe
Fallen man sees himself as a god and the centre of his own universe. He usurped God’s rightful place in creation. Through the disobedience of one man, Adam, sin entered the entire human race, Romans 5:12, where the soul and flesh reign supreme. The Old Testament proves that man cannot reach God on his own.
Adam walked with God for a long time in the Garden of Eden and experienced a special fellowship with the Creator. The perfect Adam lived in a world of absolute harmony. In spiritual terms, you could class Adam as being self-contained, or an egotist in the right sense of the word.
Adam followed his wife, who unwisely listened to the Serpent, Genesis 3, and they disobeyed God’s word. Adam instantly received a death sentence and passed this contamination down to all his descendants. Man had a totally different type of relationship with the Creator following the fall. Mankind was now dependent on God for his redemption.
Sinful Man and Egotism
Egotism is the epitome of everything that is wrong with fallen man, who tries to bring God down to his level. However, the vast majority of humanity refuse to acknowledge that an unseen God even exists. Yet God, in His mercy and grace offers salvation for all.
We live in a materialistic, Satan energized world, just as it was in the Days of Noah. Only the minority of people worship the one true God. ‘Many are called but few are chosen’, Matthew 22:14. Those who reject God’s call do so willingly, for man has been given a free will.
God gave His only Son that He might lift us up to Himself, and we can only know the Father through the Son, John 14:6. Only when man accepts Jesus Christ as his Saviour and the human spirit is born again, John 3:5,6, can man once more walk in fellowship with a holy God.
Yet this fellowship can never be the type Adam first experienced in the Garden of Eden. Even in eternity, we will be the redeemed, Hebrews 9:12.
The End from Before the Beginning
God knows the end, from before the beginning, Isaiah 46:10. Before God created Adam, He knew exactly what Adam would do. God created Lucifer, the most beautiful angel in Heaven, Ezekiel 28:13-15; Isaiah14:13-1, yet God knew what Lucifer would do and take a third of the angels with him, Revelation 12:4. Satan’s totally sinful, egotistical desire is to deceive and undo the work of the Creator.
So why would God bother in the first place? The end result of eternal redemption is what it is all about. The Lamb, the Redeemer was slain before the foundation of the world, Revelation 13:8. The solution was in existence eons before the problem arose. How precious are the redeemed of God, for the cost of redemption is totally beyond human comprehension.
All are Accountable to God
All souls belong to God, Ezekiel; 18:4, and we are all are accountable to God, 2 Corinthians 5:10. Every person who has ever lived will be resurrected, either unto eternal life with God, or eternal separation from God, in the place of weeping and gnashing of teeth, Matthew 22:12,13.
Jesus spoke not only of heaven, but He spoke more about hell than anyone else in the bible. Sinner’s, who reject God’s free gift of salvation, will have their names removed from the Book of Life, Revelation 3:5; 20:15.
Those whose names are still written in the book of life, Revelation 13:8, will be in perfect and eternal fellowship with the Creator, who rejoices exultantly over them, Zephaniah 3:17. The overcomers have been tested and tried in the fiery trials of living in a natural world, where Satan is the prince of the power of the air, Ephesians 2:2.
Overcomers are Very Special
Those who accept God’s call and overcome the desires of the flesh and temptations of this world, are very special in the eyes of God. They acknowledge how totally dependent they are on their Creator.
Old Testament people who believed in Yahweh, had a certain type of relationship with God and looked toward Calvary. Christ’s sacrifice and victory on Calvary saw Satan defeated, Hebrews 2:14,15. New Testament saints look back to Calvary and are admonished to mature to the measure of the stature which belongs to the fullness of Christ, Ephesians 4:13.
This is a conscious choice, but there may be many who will enter heaven who have fallen far short of this. They will be perfect in what measure they yielded to the Spirit of God. How precious are the ones who are fully prepared to daily surrender their lives to the all-powerful God and not afraid to enter into fellowship with Him.
Reflect the Glory of God
We were created for God’s glory, Isaiah 43:7, and designed to uniquely reflect the glory of God, 2 Corinthians 3:18., and worship only HIm. Jesus said, we are the light of the world, Matthew 5:14-16, and God’s witness to the unsaved. For all eternity we will show the glory and wonder of an awesome God.
We are diamonds forged under extreme pressure and paid for with the sinless blood of the Son, 1 Corinthians 6:20. Our Heavenly Father created us for His pleasure that we might perfectly and eternally walk in close fellowship with the Great I Am. What an awesome promise that is and what a wonder that the Holy God is egotistically self-existent, eternally and unchangingly operating within Himself.