Friends, When discussing God with atheists, a big question is why He desires praise & glory. He lacks nothing, being infinite & eternal. His description of Himself is "jealous" - i.e. possessive of His people. Did God ever explain why He demands all things praise Him? My answer tends to be: God asks praise from human beings because praising God is the only way in which we, as creatures, can receive continued existence. To praise, magnify, and worship God is our natural fuel, as it were, and not just an arbitrary command or wish of God. Without doing it, we simply cannot "Be". What about the angels, however, and all the other creatures? Why? I'd appreciate help with this, especially from Scripture.