Help us all to seek the praise of God, rather than the praise of men. Amen.
Nevertheless even among the rulers many believed in Him, but because of the Pharisees they did not confess Him, lest they should be put out of the synagogue; for they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God. John 12: 42 – 43
It’s hard to stand up for Jesus. He said it wouldn’t be easy. He said that people sought the praise of men rather than the praise of God, and it’s true, they still do today. Back in the day, people could not confess Jesus in the synagogue, but they could confess Him outside. Today, it’s the opposite, Jesus is freely confessed in the church, but you cannot mention His name outside. But confessing Jesus doesn’t always mean calling on His name or saying He is the Son of God. Sometimes confessing Jesus calls you to act in a way that makes you different and unpopular, especially with people in the…
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