It’s a Test

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

It is easy to let praise go to our head.  We can think highly of ourselves and forget where our strengths came from.  We can compare ourselves to others, thinking we are better than they are.  We can also look at others being praised and focus on our weaknesses.  We can compare ourselves and think we are not good enough.  The important thing to remember is that praise is a test!  How will you respond when praised?

Prayer: God, thank you that I am fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14).  Help me to remember to be thankful to others when they complement me.  Help me to remember not to compare myself to others.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.