A year for holiness

“Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger and not your own lips.” – Proverbs 27:2

Are you the person who is constantly talking about themselves? Your accomplishments? Your pain and suffering? Your job? Your life? If not then you likely know somebody like that. Is it wrong to talk about yourself? No… at least not directly, but what King Solomon is teaching here is that while it is not necessarily sinful, it isn’t wise either.

One who speaks too highly of themselves too often runs the risk of becoming conceited and proud. Instead of seeing a person who is trying to lift themselves up, God would rather see a person who is serving well who can humbly accept the praise of others. That person who does not boast of their own deeds will be lifted up by God in the right time.

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