Influencing culture for the Kingdom

Proverbs 25:27 NIV

“It is not good to eat much honey, Nor is it glorious to seek one’s own glory.”

One of the more difficult things for many people is correctly handling a compliment. The first issue is is it really deserved, second is how to handle it with class and proper dignity. Thank you. Try, that again, thank you. Yep, that’s its. Ok, maybe that is not the deep sense of Solomons words but it is amazing how appealing or seductive praise can be for someone. It is easy to begin working to get it and to look for it. Experience and history tell us that those who chase glory and praise never get enough. Revealingly Solomon starts this verse telling us what we all learned as kids. Too much sweets gives us a belly ache. My grandson, when he was two, would come out on his front porch as I was pulling out of his driveway and yell, “Grandaddy, grandaddy, grandaddy…” you get the idea. When I would stop the car and roll down the window he would bashfully look down and say, just above a whisper, “I like candy.” as if we didn’t know. This kid would eat sweets until he was sick, start to feel better and eat it again. As a grandparent my job was to keep providing it to him. Just kidding. But in the area of adulation we are prone to the same craving. Today remember you play for an audience of one, The One. #BeTheEdge

 

“He’s not impressed with horsepower; the size of our muscles means little to him. Those who fear God get God’s attention; they can depend on his strength.” Psalm‬ ‭147:10-11‬ ‭MSG‬‬