Proverbs 27:2 – Let Another Praise You

Today’s Reading: Ezekiel 10:1‐11:25, Hebrews 6:1‐20, Psalm 105:16‐36, Proverbs 27:1‐2

Context: This is the verse before: “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring.”

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

Observations:

  • Let another praise you
    • Not your own mouth
  • A stranger
    • Not your own mouth

Last night Rebecca and I were blown away with and humbled by a large group of friends that gathered to surprise us with a going away party.  It was extraordinary.  At one point during the evening they gathered to speak into what God has done in and through us at camp.  Check out what I read yesterday morning.  Letting God be praised through us was very encouraging and yet uncomfortable.

Apply: Proverbs 27:2 instructs me to let others praise me.  However, I must be careful to never allow myself to believe the press.  I cannot begin to praise myself inwardly or outwardly.  “Lord, thank you for the special time you gave me last night.  Help me to handle praise rightly.”

How do you correctly receive praise?

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