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.

Sunday, December 27, 2020

Nice Job

(Pro 27:21 KJV)  As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.

“Flattery will get you anything.”  So the saying goes.  The idea is that you won’t have to work hard and will get what your heart desires.  I don’t think this means you should not compliment the hostess on Christmas dinner.  I do think you ought to slow down on the “best meal I have ever had” approach.  

The approach here though is toward the person receiving the “praise” (4110).  We are to be cautious when people start to say nice things about us.  The ones that are really good at trying to manipulate you will find subtle ways to do it.  They will pick something they know you are working on, like painting the house, and they will make more of it than needs to be.  Take a moment, breathe deep, enjoy the compliment, and get on with life.  

So?  I guess a better question to answer than “What do they think” is “What does God think?”  Ask it as you read and worship.

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