In the stipulations of the Sinaitic covenant, Israel is accordingly forbidden from worshiping other gods (Exod 20:3; 23:24; 34:14; Deut 12:31; Judg 6:10; 1 Kgs 9:6–7; 2 Kgs 17:35–38; Jer 25:6)— not because God is some kind of jealous narcissist, but because of God’s passion for his own glory (Deut 4:24) and because of the dehumanizing effects of idolatry (12:31). In other words, the biblical materials witness to an exclusive monotheism.Michael Bird, Evangelical Theology
This is one of the problems I have with Reformed theology. I don’t disagree with the conclusion, but I fail to see how “God’s passion for his own glory” is different from jealous narcissism. If I said I had great passion for my own glory, what would you think of me?
Discuss amongst yourselves. And leave a comment.