Something to Ponder
Dr. Ray PritchardDr. Ray Pritchard is the president of Keep Believing Ministries, in Internet-based ministry serving Christians in 225 countries. He is the author of 29 books, including Stealth Attack, Fire and Rain, Credo, The ABCs of Christmas, The Healing Power of Forgiveness, An Anchor for the Soul and Why Did This Happen to Me? Ray and Marlene, his wife of 43 years, have three sons-Josh, Mark and Nick, three daughters-in-law--Leah, Vanessa, and Sarah, and seven grandchildren. His hobbies include biking, surfing the Internet, and anything related to the Civil War.
- 2013 Aug 27
Something to ponder . . . “Let another person praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips" (Proverbs 27:2).
Praise is a beautiful garment that looks tacky if you put it on yourself.
If you have to tell me how great you are, how great can you really be?
Michael Jordan didn’t have to brag.
On the other hand, we have a duty to praise others when praise is merited. The old adage “Catch them doing something right” is always good advice.
So here’s the bottom line:
Don’t brag. It’s tacky.
Say a kind word to someone today.
Pretty simple, but we’d all be better off if we took this to heart.