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Shared Glory

John 5:44 How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God? 

Glory: high renown or honor won by notable achievements.

This one verse is part of Jesus’s fairly long indictment of the brokenness of human nature.  As hard as it is to read, it’s also encouragement to respond.  From the moment of our birth we begin to understand “notable achievements” can make people respond positively to us.  Even a toddler can enchant us with their response to the right encouragement.  We clearly have a built-in nature that still recognizes “notable achievements” can result in glory for this life.

Jesus is determined to remind us it’s our remembrance of what glory is meant to be that is broken.  Our glory will not be complete until we “seek the glory that comes from the only God” who’s most “notable achievements” were to create mankind and this world so His glory might become part of our shared glory that would honor Him.  

How can you believe, when you receive “high renown or honor won by notable achievements” from one another and do not seek the “high renown or honor won by notable achievements” that comes from the only God?