Self Praise

Even if their self-complimentary statements are true, I automatically disregard it

John 8:48-59

Reference: “Jesus replied, “If I glorify myself, my glory means nothing. My Father, whom you claim as your God, is the one who glorifies me.” ‭‭John‬ ‭8:54‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Explore: One of my pet hates is people big noting themselves. Even if their self-complimentary statements are true, I automatically disregard them as they have come from their own mouth.

Often you will find that someone who has to tell you how good they are actually fall short in reality. Those who are good at what they do know that their actions will speak for themselves.

If you have to tell me how good you are then it means I may not be able to see it myself from your actions.
It does make job interviews difficult as you really have to promote yourself, however, that is when your experience and references can speak for you.

Application: Even Jesus came across scepticism when He proclaimed Himself as the great I Am. No one else knew of His position, so He had to be the one to tell others.

After His death and resurrection it was up to His disciples to speak on His behalf. Great revival occurred when they spoke of their own experience of Jesus.

This can be true for us today, and maybe that is why God calls all of us to speak on His behalf. God can speak for Himself, but He knows people will take note and listen when we promote God in all His glory.

Prayer: Lord, You are the best thing in our whole lives. May we proclaim Your greatness in everything we do and everywhere we go. Amen.

How can you promote God today?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.

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