“For they loved the praise of men more than the praise of God” John 12:43.
The folks referred to here denied their convictions because they chose human approval at the expense of God’s. They suppressed their consciences and “played to the gallery” instead of securing their destiny. Their passion for human approval cost them eternity. Today, don’t pander to vain applause at the expense of your relationship with Christ. Don’t cherish your peers’ praise in lieu of God’s rewards. Amen.