(Proverbs 25:27 KJV) It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory.
This is about balance and self control, or self control and balance. Take your pick. Choose your priority. The choice is not an elimination. It is a matter of order that includes both. Do you eat your vegetables first or your meat? We always confused people because my family would save the salad for the last course of the meal.
As Americans we do not like either virtue. As Christians we need to be less American. Yes, I know that much of traditional American values are rooted in the Bible but keep in mind that a lot of cultural developments and outright carnal desires have been grafted into the root.
So? How do we get oranges from the tree of our life instead of lemons or grapefruit? It starts in knowing what the root is and that comes from keeping in contact with Jesus through reading the word, meditating on its meaning and applying it.