In Luke 20, Jesus’ authority is questioned, He tells the parable of the vine-growers, the scribes and chief priests tried to trick him concerning taxes, the Sadducees tried to trick him concerning the resurrection and marriage, and Jesus warns his disciples about the wickedness of the scribes and chief priests. When Jesus warns his disciples about the wickedness of the scribes and chief priests, He specifically points out their love for the praise of men. They do things for the purpose of public praise. They want to be honored by all for their outward appearance and actions. Yet, honor will only come to those who repent and humble themselves before the Lord. Lord, by Your grace, may I only do and say things for Your honor and Your glory. May the praise of men have no appeal to me and may Your glory be my only desire.
– Bryan McKenzie