When someone talks about self, wants glory for self, or acts on the behalf of self, it exposes his or her arrogance and selfishness. Is it okay for God to do this? Is he arrogant or selfish for it?
God clearly places the focus of his revelation on himself. The entire Bible, God’s written Word, centers on God from beginning to end. One example of God’s self-centered revelation–and the reason for that theocentric approach–is seen in Psalm 16:11 where it says,
You make known to me the path of life;
in your presence there is fullness of joy;
at your right hand are pleasures forevermore (ESV).
And not only does the Bible focus on God, so does his plan for mankind; every human is called to heed God’s command to love him with all their heart, mind, and strength and give him glory in doing so. So how is God’s focus on himself different from our efforts to do the same? The difference is that God deserves it and we don’t.
God makes much of himself because he knows we will have the most joy and satisfaction in him alone and simply because he’s worthy of all glory and praise.