Don’t Seek Your Own Honor (Day 296)

” It is not good to eat too much honey, nor is it honorable to search out matters that are too deep.”(Proverbs 25:27,NIV).

As we were reading the Bible in One Year today, Proverbs 25:27 stood out to me, because I’ve seen it played out too many times to the harm of its doer. Particularly the part about seeking honor for oneself. It is not good to seek our own honor, rather we should seek to honor God.

“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”(Matthew 6:33)

At Babel people sought to “make a name for themselves” (Genesis 11:4), and that’s when the confusion started. In contrast, when we lift up the name of Jesus like on the day of Pentecost then there is harmony instead of confusion. When we honor God in our words and actions, then it’s good for everybody because¬† God’s word will care and feed everyone where they are at.

In the NT reading, we read that a servant of God must not be quarrelsome, but gentle when instructing opponents. In this election season, these instructions are important to keep in mind for a believer “Opponents must be gently instructed” ( 2 Timothy 2:25).

Prayer: God may your name be honored today so that people may come to your salvation. May we gently instruct and teach those who are in opposition. May your Kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Amen!

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