Let us not be desirous of vain glory.
Gideon said unto them, I would desire a request of you, that ye would give me every man the earrings of his prey. (For they had golden earrings, because they [were] Ishmaelites.) And they answered, We will willingly give [them]. And they spread a garment, and did cast therein every man the earrings of his prey. . . . And Gideon made an ephod thereof, and put it in his city, [even] in Ophrah: and all Israel went thither a whoring after it: which thing became a snare unto Gideon, and to his house.
Seekest thou great things for thyself? seek [them] not.–Lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh.
[Let] nothing [be done] through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. –Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me.
Ga 5:26 Jdg 8:24,25,27 Jer 45:5 2Co 12:7 Php 2:3 1Co 13:4,5 Mt 11:29