Consider Isaiah 28:5: "In the day of the LORD of hosts will be a crown of glory, and a diadem of beauty, for his remnant."John Piper, "A Holy Ambition: To Preach Where Christ Has Not Been Named," Romans 15:18-24, August 27, 2006.
What will it mean that he will be a crown of glory? Whose head will it be on? He's the crown. He is not the head. It's going to be on your head.
Take a deep breath.
He will be a crown of glory and a diadem of beauty.
In other words, he will satisfy every longing for glory and beauty. Everything good that you ever longed for will be satisfied in him.
Therefore, it is loving for him to lift himself up and say, Here I am, world! Admire!
If you did that, you would be unloving, because you are not all-satisfying. He is.
You should simply go all over the world, pointing to him.
Say: World, look! Look at Christ especially, because there, when Christ died, the glory of the grace of God was magnified, which is the apex of all his glory, which is why Christ is the center of everything.
HT: Christ . . . Altogether Lovely