Proverbs 27:2 Daily Devotion - June 25 2023

Genuine Honor and Recognition

Today’s Daily Devotion

June 25, 2023

By Khai Samante

In the age of modern technology and social media, we have countless opportunities to promote ourselves, to showcase our achievements, and to seek validation from others. While there is nothing inherently wrong with sharing our successes and talents, it becomes problematic when self-promotion becomes our primary focus. We can easily fall into the trap of seeking praise and admiration from others, using various platforms to elevate ourselves above others.

The wisdom of Proverbs calls us to be humble and selfless. We should value honor from others, especially impartial observers. When we allow someone else to praise us, it carries far greater weight and significance. Genuine honor and recognition are rooted in the testimony of others, affirming our character, accomplishments, and contributions.

In the pursuit of honor, let humility guide our steps. Instead of boasting about our achievements, let us lift others up and celebrate their successes. May our words and actions be characterized by selflessness and genuine care for others, realizing that true honor is birthed from a heart that seeks to honor and uplift those in our midst.

Let someone else praise you, and not your own mouth; an outsider, and not your own lips.
Proverbs 27:2

Lord, help us to walk in humility, resisting the temptation to promote ourselves for personal gain. Amen.

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