“Men will praise you, when you do well to yourself.”
“He who speaks on his own is seeking his own glory.”
One of the chief ways that men do well to themselves in this world, and receive praise for it, is to devise religions with deep-sounding doctrines and impressive ceremonies. Jesus said that those who come up with their own doctrines are looking for worldly praise, and history shows that such men often find it.
Let’s look for ways to bring glory to God instead of ourselves. The only praise we really need is the praise our heavenly Father will give us in the end, if we are faithful to Him in this life.
5. So, judge nothing before the time, but wait until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and expose the intentions of hearts, and then from God will praise be given to each one.