Glorious giving

Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world.
(John 17:24 ESV)

We associate glory with receiving praise/adulation, maybe occasionally some glorious person “gives something back”. God’s glory is entirely different. God’s glory is other-focussed. God’s glory is giving.

“The life of the Trinity is characterized not by self-centeredness but by mutually self-giving love. When we delight and serve someone else, we enter into a dynamic orbit around him or her, we center on the interests and desires of the other. That creates a dance, particularly if there are three persons, each of whom moves around the other two. So it is, the Bible tells us. Each of the divine persons centers upon the others. None demands that the others revolve around him. Each voluntarily circles the other two, pouring love, delight, and adoration into them. Each person of the Trinity loves, adores, defers to, and rejoices in the others. That creates a dynamic pulsating dance of joy and love.” 
TimKeller, The Reason for God

 And for their sake I consecrate myself, that they also may be sanctified in truth.
(John 17:19 ESV)

God is glorious for many reasons, but the primary display of his glory is his love. He gives and gives. When we think of glory we might think of an image of a footballer with arms outstretched, lapping up the adulation of the crowd. God’s glory can also been seen with arms outstretched - in giving himself on the cross.