For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor than the house itself. (For every house is built by someone, but the builder of all things is God.)” (Hebrews 3:3–4, ESV)

The one who builds a house deserves more glory than the house that he built because he is greater than the house that he built.  This is the nature of created things.  Rembrandt is greater than any masterpiece that he created.

In the same way, God is greater than anything he created.  Therefore, our desire and affection should be greater for God than for anything that he created because he is greater than everything.

Our human problem is that we get ensnared as we pursue things that God has created rather than God himself.  We lift them up to a place that only God should occupy in our affections.

C. S. Lewis explained it this way: “It would seem that Our Lord finds our desires not too strong, but too weak. We are half-hearted creatures, fooling about with drink and sex and ambition when infinite joy is offered us, like an ignorant child who wants to go on making mud pies in a slum because he cannot imagine what is meant by the offer of a holiday at the sea. We are far too easily pleased.”

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