Praise is a test of pride

Pro 27:21 Fire tests the purity of silver and gold, but a person is tested by being praised.

Praise tests a person, just as high temperatures test metal. How does praise affect you? Do you love to be praised by people? Do you work harder after you’ve gotten it to keep it?

Our attitude toward praise tells a lot about our character. People of high integrity are not swayed by praise because they are only influenced by the glory that comes from God and not man. They are tuned to their inner convictions of the Holy Spirit,  and they do what they should whether or not they are praised for it.

Proud people seek it, weak people are inflated by it, wise people disregard it.


2 Corinthians 6:8 We serve God whether people honor us or despise us, whether they slander us or praise us.

We must serve God whether anyone praises or not.

If, on the other hand, if praise has made you more thankful to God, more respectful to your friends, more watchful against every thing that may blemish your reputation, more diligent to improve yourself, and do good to others, that you may uphold the high standard of God that men may see your good deeds and praise your father in heaven, by this it will appear that you are a wise and good person.
You have a godly balanced mind, sound enough to ignore evil report and good report without getting affected.

This is the mind of of our Lord Jesus Christ

Mar 10:18 “Why do you call Me good?” Jesus asked. “Only God is truly good.

John 5:41 I do not receive glory from people.

John 6:15 Perceiving then that they were about to come and take him by force to make him king, Jesus withdrew again to the mountain by himself.

John 17:5 And now, Father, glorify me in your own presence

Let us seek God for humility that when tested we will be found without pride in his presence

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