Let Another Man Praise The and Not Thine Own Mouth

Verse of the Day, September 23, 2019

Proverbs 27:2 KJV “Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.”

When we want that promotion or that recognition, we are often inspired to tell people of our accomplishments or what we do. We do this in a self-praising manner. We have all been there, however, the preacher (Solomon) tells us to restrain ourselves from self-praise.

In fact, we should let another man praise us for whatever feat or thing we have done and not our own lips. Self-praise is at best okay, and at worse, terrible. It carries no weight because it is grossly biased.

Even staged praise is better than self-praise.

It’s better to stage the praise than to provide self-praise. So go ahead, tell your friend to edify you before a potential client; parents praise your children before their peers, college recruiters, and potential jobs and careers.

Press your hand over your mouth if you desire to praise yourself; remember, if you withhold your self-praise, and someone later comes and reveals who you are and what you do, which do you think carries more of an impression on the receiver?

Let another praise you and not your own mouth.

Praise God today!

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