“Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.” Prov. 27: 2
Today’s Christian Daily Devotional
Nobody likes to be in the company of a bragger, except the bragger himself. Pride is an ugly habit that can snare any one of us—at any moment. How do you make certain that you do not become the most annoying person in the room? By taking the time to pause and actually listen to yourself. Is your favorite subject YOUR thoughts, insights, observations, opinions and impressions? Do you take an interest in other people and their passions? I can shamefully admit that I have a tendency to dominate conversations with my personal insights (I apologize to my “victims”). I am quite aware that I am not the brightest light in the room, and that I have much to learn in every avenue in life. How can I really learn if I am busy being consumed with my self, my thoughts and my own little world? By taking a genuine interest in the people and world around you, you are not only respecting your fellow man, you are opening up your world to learning more! If no one ever realizes how great you are, that should not be a problem. The only opinion that really matters is God’s, and He thought you were so great He sent His Son to DIE for you! You have nothing to prove.
“Dear Heavenly Father,
I see the ugliness of being a braggart, yet that has not stopped me from being prideful in the way I conduct myself. I realize the importance and value I give others shows the true condition of my heart. I am sorry that I think more highly of myself than I ought to. There are many people in my life and community I could learn much wisdom from. Give me the humility to open my heart, ears and attention to soaking in all the wisdom and goodness others have to give. This will free me to be the kind and generous person you created me to be. If no one notices, it will not matter. I know I have made you smile and that is enough. In Jesus’ precious name, give me the grace to be humble. Amen.”
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Author: Julia Shalom Jordan