God created for His own glory AND the salvation of the elect?

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Yesterday I was reading the Systematic, graciously provided by @Travis Fentiman, A Brief Institution of the Common Places of Sacred Divinity. Wherein, the truth of every place is proved, and the sophisms of Bellarmine are reproved by Lucas Trelcatius. In chapter 3, On Creation, he says the following:

Creation therefore Theologically, is the first bringing foorth of Nature, and of thinges in nature done (or made) by God in the beginning of time, and fi|nished in the space of six dayes, vnto his owne glory, and the salvation of the Elect.


The End of Creation is two-fold, the furthest & highest, is the glory of God the worker, in his goodnes, wisedom, & power: for the faculty (or vertue) put n[...]o the things commendeth: [Note: Ge 1.31. Psal. 0[...].24. Prou. 16.4 ] his goodnes, the order of them his wise|dom, & the maner of both his power: the neerest end is of the worke, [Note: Gen. 1.28. Psal. 8.7. Heb. 2.7.8. ] that all thinges by their uses should serve for the Salvation of the Elect.

We commonly see that God created our reality for His own glory, but I can not think of a time where the second reason for creation is the salvation of the elect. It makes sense, and would give a sufficient answer for the Calvinist to the question why God would create anything if He already knew that His own creation would rebel against Him.

What do you think? And, is this a common thought amongst theologians?
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