If we have God’s stamp of approval, why do we long for the approval of men?
Certainly, it isn’t wrong to appreciate being appreciated but when we become so easily discouraged when we don’t seem to be receiving it, at least not as lavishly as we might like, something is most definitely not quite right.
After all, what more could we want than to have the Creator of the Universe, look at us, and say holy, blameless, above reproach? The angels draws might drop as they hear God express His love for us, and certainly our hearts should find assurance in this. If God is for us, who can be against us? And He’s proven how for us He is, by sending His Son to die in our place.
Let’s honor Him by appreciating that even more than we appreciate being appreciated by men.