“I do not receive glory from men. How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and you do not seek the glory that is from the one and only God?” (John 5:41,44)
Nothing more quickly closes the door to the offerings of Christ than posturing one’s life to receive glory from man. A significant part of the freedom afforded us in Christ is the deliverance from such selfish preoccupation and the desire to be esteemed by others. There is no greater sense of release to be realized than choosing to live one’s life for the final judgment of the One, rather than the favorable opinions of the fickle masses.