But then later in the same chapter, he says in v. 27, "It is not good to eat much honey: so for men to search their own glory is not glory."
Proverbs 25:1 - 28
ESV - 1 These also are proverbs of Solomon which the men of Hezekiah king of Judah copied. 2 It is the glory of God to conceal things, but the glory of kings is to search things out.
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In my opinion, Solomon is saying the same thing in the two cited passages. Seeking or obtaining glory for oneself (spoken of metaphorically as honey) is pleasant in sufficiency or moderation, but when sought or indulged in to an excessive degree produces adverse effects, just as eating too much honey can cause one to vomit it out.
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