An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

What Tiggers Do Best

(Proverbs 20:6 KJV)  Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?

Have you ever been part of an organization that makes a proclamation?  They start with “Whereas...” and after a long list of whereas’s “proclaim” (7121) some kind of award or day of recognition.  Sometimes they print them up on fancy parchment and attach ribbons and seals.  It is all very impressive to someone.  I tend to be a cynic.  I realize that the person who really deserves the credit usually works without praise. 

Beware making such proclamations.  That is not the major point here but it applies anyway.  We are not supposed to be tooting our own horns.

At the same time beware believing the proclamations of others.  If they are praising you, be courteous but don’t sign any agreements because of the fancy words.  More to the point, don’t be too impressed with the self-evaluation that others give themselves.  And have a sense of humor.  They may be joking when they say they are the best.  If they are being a Tigger then keep the laugh within.

So?  Always be courteous.  That does not mean that you can let yourself get trapped by a good sales pitch. 

1 comment:

Gorges Smythe said...

Country boys like me usually call that sort of thing "bull pucky," or something similar.