URGENT: You Can Help Hurricane Florence Victims, Here's How...

Something to Ponder

Dr. Ray Pritchard
Dr. Ray Pritchard

Something to ponder . . . “Let another person praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips" (Proverbs 27:2).

Praise is a beautiful garment that looks tacky if you put it on yourself.
If you have to tell me how great you are, how great can you really be?

Michael Jordan didn’t have to brag.

On the other hand, we have a duty to praise others when praise is merited. The old adage “Catch them doing something right” is always good advice.

So here’s the bottom line:

Don’t brag. It’s tacky.
Say a kind word to someone today.

Pretty simple, but we’d all be better off if we took this to heart.

You can reach the author at [email protected]. Click here to sign up for the free email sermon.

Originally published August 27, 2013.

Read more Christian blogs at Christianity.com.  You can read blogs about church history, Bible characters, theology,  apologetics, and much more.  Discover study tips on learning the Bible.  Learn new truths about all 66 books of the Bible.

Editors' Picks

  • 4 Reasons to Pursue Humility
    4 Reasons to Pursue Humility
  • 5 Popular but False Beliefs about Faith
    5 Popular but False Beliefs about Faith
  • Work Is Not a Curse
    Work Is Not a Curse