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 Reason #17: Jesus Rose From The Dead So The Father Would Receive The Glory

For God to "receive glory" from us or from anyone / anything is for God to receive the honour, praise, applause and we might even say the "credit" for what has happened.

Thus if God really did "create the heavens and the earth" (Genesis 1:1) then God should receive the "glory" (honour, praise, thanks, etc.) for what we see and experience in the creation.

And if God really did rescue his people Israel from the land of slavery and lead them through the Sea of Reeds then it is very appropriate for Moses, Mirianm and all the people spend a few moments on the far side of the Sea and sing a song (Exodus 15:1ff).

And if God has accomplished a salvation of forgiveness, adoption, reconciliation, liberation, etc. through his Son Jesus Christ, then it is so appropriate for those who know this good news to give glory to God for all He has done.

In the same way, if the Father has truly raise his Son from the dead to resurrected life it is good and proper for all of us to give "Glory! Glory! Glory!" to God.

This is certainly the message of Philippians 2:5-11. These verses tell us that because of all that Jesus willingly did--becoming a slave and being obedient to the Father all the way to the cross--therefore:

“God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father” (Philippians 2:9-11). 

Glory be to the Father!