The glorifying of self diminishes God.
Diminishing the sovereignty of God builds up self and is idolatry.
Reading scripture through a lens where men are uplifted and God is diminished does not honor God, but dishonors Him.
You dishonor God by diminishing Him.
Why do men love darkness rather than light? Do they KNOW the LIGHT of the world? Has He been revealed to them?
Joh 8:43 Why do you not understand what I say? It is because you cannot bear to hear my word.
Joh 10:26 but you do not believe because you are not among my sheep.
Joh 10:27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
Rom 11:7 What then? Israel failed to obtain what it was seeking. The elect obtained it, but the rest were hardened,
Rom 11:8 as it is written, “God gave them a spirit of stupor, eyes that would not see and ears that would not hear, down to this very day.”
Down to this very day even the gentiles that are not grafted in are blinded by a spirit of stupor.