Flattery or Growth

Proverbs 15:31, constructive criticism, flatteryIt's unpopular to criticize people, even if it's done kindly and constructively. 

Our culture is convinced that our greatest need is praise.

But Scripture doesn't agree: 
  • Proverbs 15:31: If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise.
  • Proverbs 25:12: Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear.
  • 2 Timothy 3:16-17: All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
When we think of praise, it should be in relation to God. He's perfect, but we still need some work.

1 comment:

  1. Great lesson. Thank for the link to the singing competitions . So I can explain things to my daughter now.


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