Whose Praise Are We Seeking?

Some crazy things are happening because of our emphasis on self-esteem. This 1-minute devotion addresses one of them from a Biblical perspective.


Did you know that some businesses are hiring 'praise teams'? No, they aren't seeking to praise God. They're simply trying to meet Gen Y’s demand for constant approval and admiration. These companies have discovered that young employees only do well when fed a continual diet of kudos.  

Some crazy things are happening because of our emphasis on self-esteem. This 1-minute devotion addresses one of them from a Biblical perspective.
We live in the age of self-esteem, not God-esteem, and this focus on self has warped many of our priorities, even in the Church. 

We're busier seeking self-esteem, happiness, health and comfort than seeking God's kingdom. 

Are we interested in pleasing God or pleasing ourselves?

It's not just material greed that ruins us. We can also be ruined by greed for self-importance. 

Paul had the right attitude:
I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. ~Philippians 3:8

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2 comments:

  1. How wonderful are HIs ways! This morning ours mall group ( I still prefer Sunday school) we discussed todays "convenient Christianity"..Even in some of todays churches there is a welfare Gospel. Thank you for speaking out as you do and know that I am holding you up in prayer.

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    1. Yes, Regena, "convenient Christianity" is a good way to put it.
      And thanks so much for your prayers. They mean so much.
      Gail : )

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