There’s Nothing Sweet About Seeking Your Own Glory


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Wise words to shape your actions today:

“It is not good to eat much honey, nor is it glorious to seek one’s own glory.” (Proverbs 25:27)

As with so many of the Wiseman’s sayings, human conduct is compared to natural fact. Honey is extremely sweet and thus pleasing. But, its prized quality is also the reason one cannot eat too much of it. In the same way, “glory” is sweet and pleasing. However, pursuing glory, compliments, or praise is as foolish as gorging on honey – it quickly becomes nauseating and revolting. Furthermore, watching someone trying to increase their popularity at any cost is a disgusting exercise to watch. Know this; any honor you must seek is not truly honor. So today rather than seeking your own glory, “Humble yourself [before] God, so that at the proper time He may exalt you” (1 Peter 5:6).

Other post in Honey Wisdom:

When Honey Words Kill

When Honey Words Heal

The Sweetness of Wisdom

Too Much of a Good Thing Will Make You Vomit

The Sweet Satisfaction of Contentment

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One thought on “There’s Nothing Sweet About Seeking Your Own Glory

  1. Palabras sabias para formar tus acciones hoy:

    “Comer mucha miel no es bueno, Ni el buscar la propia gloria es Gloria.” (Proverbios 25:27)

    Como con tantos dichos del Sabio, la conducta humana es comprada a un hecho de la naturaleza. La miel es muy dulce y así agradable. Pero, su calidad apreciada también es la razón por la cual uno no puede comer mucho. De la misma manera, “gloria” es dulce y agradable. Sin embargo, buscar gloria, lisonjas o halagos es tan tonto como atiborrarse de miel-pronto llega a ser nauseabundo y asqueroso. Además, mirar a alguien que trata de aumentar su popularidad a cualquier costo es un ejercicio repugnante de ver. Sabe esto; cualquier honor que debes buscar no es el verdadero honor. Así que hoy en vez de buscar tu propia gloria, “Humillaos, pues, bajo la poderosa mano de Dios, para que él os exalte cuando fuere tiempo” (1 Pedro 5:6)

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