John 7:18 (KJB) He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him.
This world is overwhelmed with lost hearted individuals seeking their own glory. Realizing the truth of such a spiritually sad situation makes understanding this verse vital in being right with God and in being prepared for their undeniable eternal future.
See, a person is either proud of God and desires to honor and glorify Him- or they are puffed up about their own abilities and achievements in this world. You cannot have it both ways. Either he finds his satisfaction and pride in things of God or he finds it in his own accomplishments. What do you base your life on- yourself or God?
Who is it that is referred to in this verse as the one that sent him: “but he that seeketh his glory that sent him…”
Some Bible per-version claim he as being “The One.” This odd reference does nothing but color the water with more questions than answers. It only serves to add confusion where God plainly directed a man to pen it with His intended wording.
Those of you who are determined in their heart to stick with the King James Bible know he refers to God. It is no secret and this scripture did not need to be reworded for a person to comprehend the great truth found tucked into this verse of scripture.
The spiritual bottom line: Do not look to yourself with great pride but look to God. Just as Jesus Christ chose to look intently to the will of His Father for it was all about Him, and everything was done for His glory and honor.
God is not just The One, as has been modified in some newer per-versions. This wording could refer to any man who prides himself on being top of the line, or one who begs to smugly celebrate his greatness and distinctiveness in “tooting his own horn.” God is and forever will be set above all for He is Truth, righteous, and timeless. God is not the one, but the only one who can be recognized with great pride and showered with admiration both in this world and in eternity.