(Pro 27:2 KJV) Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
Everyone likes “praise” (1984b) when it is genuine, sincere and deserved. When we do it about ourselves it is translated “boasting.” We are not to toot our own horn.
This speaks a lot about how our lives should be lived. When is the last time someone spontaniously said something good about you? Think of all the quiet things we can do that may go unnoticed. My wife never seems to notice when I put dishes she has left on the counter in the dishwasher. My neighbors have never mentioned the times I have brought in their trash cans from the street. No one notices when I turn my stereo down so they won’t be bothered. God sees our actions and knows our motives. On occasion He will have someone give us a bit of encourgement. Live so that you deserve it.