““I can do nothing on My own. I judge only as I hear, and My judgment is righteous, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. “If I testify about Myself, My testimony is not valid. There is Another who testifies about Me, and I know that the testimony He gives about Me is valid. You have sent messengers to John, and he has testified to the truth. I don’t receive man’s testimony, but I say these things so that you may be saved. John was a burning and shining lamp, and for a time you were willing to enjoy his light. “But I have a greater testimony than John’s because of the works that the Father has given Me to accomplish. These very works I am doing testify about Me that the Father has sent Me. The Father who sent Me has Himself testified about Me. You have not heard His voice at any time, and you haven’t seen His form. You don’t have His word living in you, because you don’t believe the One He sent. You pore over the Scriptures because you think you have eternal life in them, yet they testify about Me. And you are not willing to come to Me so that you may have life. “I do not accept glory from men, but I know you — that you have no love for God within you. I have come in My Father’s name, yet you don’t accept Me. If someone else comes in his own name, you will accept him. How can you believe? While accepting glory from one another, you don’t seek the glory that comes from the only God. Do not think that I will accuse you to the Father. Your accuser is Moses, on whom you have set your hope. For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me, because he wrote about Me. But if you don’t believe his writings, how will you believe My words? ””, John 5:30-47 HCSB
• “ While accepting glory from one another, you don’t seek the glory that comes from the only God. “. It is vitally important to seek glory from God instead of seeking glory from other people. Since we are all sinful, we people often glorify people for things that are not glorious before God and often misjudge people for things that God does not condemn. Seeking glory from God can be very tricky for me because there are many real life situations and circumstances that are not specifically addressed in the Scriptures. Feeling guilty about things is a weakness of mine and the spiritual forces of evil have a field day accusing me in those situations and circumstances and since many specifics are not addressed in the Scriptures, it’s hard for me to battle the accusations.
• Seeking God’s glory is an ongoing endeavor and I believe we are all “works in progress” in this endeavor.
• How do we find God’s will for the specifics in our lives? How can we know for sure that we are not displeasing God with decisions we make that are not specifically addressed in the Scriptures? How can we stop second, third, etc. guessing some of these decisions we have to make on a daily basis?