The Light Daily Devotional – The Snare of Vain Glory
Focus: The Snare of Vain Glory
WORD FOR TODAY
Whoever lives to seek the glory of the world will surely sin against God. We are actually called to be faithful, not to seek our own glory!
“But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and harmful lusts which drown men in destruction and perdition.” 1Timothy 6:9 NKJV
Vainglory, selfish ambition, and self-exaltation pervades the working environment perhaps more than any other traits. Some people do not struggle with diligence because they are driven by their own selfish desires to be “successful.” Whatever you attain seeking vain glory will be empty and meaningless.
If you allow your ambitions to drive you, you will be easily tempted to sin in the most grievous ways. You will easily fall into the trap of getting what you want at any price. You can even be tempted to compromise your integrity and honesty as a Christian in order to attain fame, wealth, and power.
For a Christian, success is the faithful fulfillment of God’s will. Jesus’ work was successful because He humbled Himself before His Father and carried out His will with diligence and submission. He did not seek His own glory, but humbled Himself in the service of others. Put aside all worldly striving and ambition and humbly seek God’s glory instead of your own.
+ Is your faithfulness, integrity and godly virtues still intact?
Lord! I receive the grace to honour you in all my pursuit and never to fall in the snare of vain glory in Jesus name. Amen!!!
Emphasis: The godly virtues in the life of a man remain intact until he falls in the trap of vain glory!
Have a Refreshed Thursday!