"How can you believe if you accept praise from one another yet make no effort to obtain the pra

How desperately we strive for and cling to the compliments of our peers and neighbors. To be well-thought-off is a treasured prize among us. But the values of our fellows are not the values of God, for they are mired in the ego-driven ideals of the social consensus. To be respected by others is good but to follow Jesus is to de-prioritize their standards in favor of God's.

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