Herod was a “Me” monster.
“On an appointed day Herod put on his royal robes, took his seat upon the throne, and delivered an oration to them. And the people were shouting, “The voice of a god, and not of a man!” Immediately an angel of the Lord struck him down, because he did not give God the glory, and he was eaten by worms and breathed his last” (Acts 12:21-23).
This is why Jesus said, “How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God?” (John 5:44).
The comedy clip above by Brian Regan is spot on: we are “Me” monsters seeking glory, that is, approval, recognition, self-worth, favor, status, and importance, from men as they recognize and applaud our accomplishments. Jesus offers all this and more from himself. Read John’s gospel and hear what Jesus can do for you.