Which is just another way for the religion mongers to say that the whole purpose of creation is to glorify the religion mongers.
Of course I disagree.
The only sort of person who seek to glorify themselves are those with an inflated opinion of themselves who need the acclaim of others to prop up their delusions. While this might describe the religion mongers it certainly does not describe God.
God’s notion of greatness is COMPLETELY different…
Matthew 24:11 He who is greatest among you shall be your servant; 12 whoever exalts himself will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.
Matthew 20:25 But Jesus called them to him and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them. 26 It shall not be so among you; but whoever would be great among you must be your servant, 27 and whoever would be first among you must be your slave; 28 even as the Son of man came not to be served but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
Matthew 11:27 and John 14: 9 Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you do not know me, Philip? He who has seen me has seen the Father; how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father and the Father in me?
Jesus’ character is clear and by it the character of the Father is revealed as well. The one who exalts himself is not God but the devil and those Jesus calls the “children of hell” in Matthew 23:15, the Pharisees and religion mongers using religion for this purpose and thus painting God in their own image to use for that purpose as well.
The purpose of creation is not for God to exalt Himself, but to be a servant of servant in caring for His children just as good parents are usually required to do. To be sure the parent’s hope is that some of this will rub off on their children so they would become great in the service of others also. And so Jesus said, John 14:12 “Truly, truly, I say to you, he who believes in me will also do the works that I do; and greater works than these will he do." This is the dream of every good parent, that their children will do even greater things than they have done.