Proverbs 27:21



There’s nothing that shows the ugliness of pride quicker than praise.

Most people simply can’t handle being praised without succumbing to a measure of pride.  The degree to which we fall varies depending on the situation, but few people are truly able to refuse the praise for long.  Even when we attempt to direct the praise to God, where all praise belongs…true humility is a rare thing.

When God uses a person to accomplish something noteworthy or good, that person faces a test.  Praise, fame, acclaim…suddenly that person finds themselves in a position of temptation.  It feels good to be recognized for our good deeds or actions.  But there comes a point when, after giving the glory to God a few times, the person may just smile and say thank you rather than pointing to God.

Pride enters and it is a sin.

When you keep the glory for yourself rather than giving it to God, that is a sin.
Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but a person is tested by being praised.
Proverbs 27:21 NLT

http://bible.com/116/pro.27.21.NLT

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