OH ~ to be admired!

'Popularity' is a growth industry. This has been so since Eden's gates were locked.

Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves..." (Genesis 11:4a)

Popularity is an enemy to the soul. It is the yeast of 'crowd-pleasing' and 'Lord-ignoring'.

BE AWARE if all men speak well of you, because Jesus is truly a stumbling block to mankind.

Woe to you when everyone speaks well of you, for that is how their ancestors treated the false prophets. (Luke 6:26)

Celebrate Jesus anyway, even if this world and your brothers think ill of you, misjudge your intentions or believe you to be strange.

REJOICE - for alienation upon earth indicates a welcome into Heaven.

In keeping with His promise we are looking forward to a new heaven and new earth, the home of righteousness. (2 Peter 3:13)

The price popularity exacts is Paradise - the home of righteousness.

The Last Word:

Live only for an audience of One.