Seeking Honor For Self?

“It’s not good to eat too much honey, and it’s not good to seek honors for yourself.”
– Proverb 25:27 (NLT) –

Achievement. Success. Victory.
Who does not like to enjoy one?
After such a hard work, it is a good idea to enjoy the harvest.

However, here lies the temptation.
What are we gonna do with the success?
What do  we feel about it?
If we are not careful in introspecting our heart, we may end up seeking honor for ourselves.
In other words, we may fall in the trap of pride.

The danger of pride is real, especially when we feel we are on the top of the world.

How do we prevent seeking honor for ourselves?
In short, we can redirect the honor to

1. God
Obviously, we need to acknowledge God as He is the source of our success.
He has given us ability, wisdom and opportunity that we may achieve success.

2.Others
If we read a book, we find the author thanking other contributors to the book.
Many times our success is not purely our own effort.
There are many others who help us along the way.
It is good to honor them as well in the midst of our success

Let us be careful not to seek honor for ourselves, shall we?

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Posted August 25, 2016 by Jefri Yue Fei 吴岳飞 in Verse of the Day

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