Lev10:1-2 That same day Nadab and Abihu ,Aaron’s sons took, their censers, put hot coals and incense in them, and offered “strange fire” to God -God had not commanded. Fire blazed out from God and consumed them -they in God’s presence.(MSG)
When we go out and seek appreciation as these two it is not pleasing to God. When we start to look for appreciation in the kingdom of God this take away from his glory and he isn’t happy with that. Besides when we start to crave appreciation it actually can slowly become self promotion and we can start putting ourselves above God. When Aaron’s sons did this God consumed them with fire. As we begin to crave the attention from the appreciation that we think that we deserve that can send up a strange fire in our spiritual lives. If we don’t this he will eventually correct himself.When we try to take the glory from him and keep for ourselves to build our egos he will be happy with that. A lot of times when we get into this mode of self promotion it is a source of pride thinking we deserve the glory when we don’t but also it is a trap of the enemy. But ,God will always know what is in our hearts and if we are truly giving him all of the glory. I believe one of the things that got them in trouble with God was that they wanted that glory to themselves and not worshipping with their true hearts.