Be Still . . .
Devotionals for Daily Living ©
“How can you believe since you accept glory from one another but do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?”
(John 5:44 (NIV))
This same question could be asked today!
I will admit that it would be better understood if it was phrased a little differently.
“You say that you believe, then why do you act like you want approval from your friends who don’t believe?”
Does that about sum up how you read and understand this passage?
We all seek glory. It is human nature to seek out those who will lift us up. Do you seek it from the world or do you seek it from the true source, for only God can truly provide approval and glory that has any meaning? If you seek things from men, the things you seek, just like the men who give them, will fade away far too soon. If you see things from God, He is eternal and the things that He gives are also eternal.
I don’t know about you, but I definitely don’t like the odds that man gives. No matter what you may win, you eventually will lose it all and then even more. If you place your faith and seek what only God can provide, then you will gain mercy and grace as well as the glory of being in God’s presence for all eternity.
What glory do you seek?