So Jesus told them, “I’m not teaching my own ideas, but those of God who sent me. Anyone who wants to do the will of God will know whether my teaching is from God or is merely my own. Those who present their own ideas are looking for praise for themselves, but those who seek to honor the one who sent them are good and genuine. (John 7:16-18 NLT)
Prayer: LORD, I have heard people say things only to bring attention to themselves or seek the recognition of others. In every word, every decision–and even in my most private thoughts–I want to honor You. Never let me say or do anything that would injure or mislead anyone in their relationship with You. Help me live in a way that gives attention to whom it is due, which is always You! Make it so. In Jesus’ name, Amen.