(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.