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