John 12:43 For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God.
There were religious leaders during Jesus day and ministry that were seeing and hearing what He did. They believed but were afraid to confess Him. They didn’t want to lose their position. They didn’t want people to think less of them. They didn’t want to be put out of the synagogue.
I am afraid that the same thing happens today. We do not want the evolutionist and the scientific community to think that we are ignorant so we adjust the Scriptures just like those that made up the “Gap Theory.” Also there is theistic evolution and now the new thing is to say that day never meant day. Not really new but being promoted by the cool reformed crowd.
Also the same thing happens about the need of world evangelism. We can preach the Bible with all of our heart. We can explain every verse. We can get to the meaning of the text and still never start a world wide mission’s effort. So we love Bible study but not the kind that produces those that are willing to leave the comfort of home!
I hope we can start living like we want His praise more than to fit in or be cool!