“Praise Not Yourself!”

“‘Let another praise you and not your own mouth; someone else and not your own lips.’ (Proverbs 27:2)  We would better not talk about ourselves. People do not want to hear about you from your own lips. Even though your good deeds, your greatness, or your fine attainments do not become known what does it matter? God knows about them and that is enough!”

“One says wisely, ‘Think as little as possible about any good in yourself; turn your eyes resolutely from any view of your acquirements, your influence, your plans, your success; above all, speak as little as possible about yourself. The inordinateness of our self-love makes speech about ourselves, very foolish. Nothing but duty should open our lips upon this dangerous theme, except it be in humble confession of our sinfulness before God.’”

By J. R. Miller, “A Year’s Daily Readings” from Miller’s Year Book, 1895,                        October 21; www.gracegems.org/Devotional.

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