Who do you honestly trust, a friend, an ally, a stranger? We live in a world that showers praise and adoration onto people we only know from a distance. Yet, we withdraw from those closest to us to seek those cheers from the crowd. Think about these ideas as you pray today:

  • Be mindful of your time online and in social media, as it can be empty praise or chastisement.
  • Praise loved ones in success and failure.
  • Accept praise, but never as an exchange for vain compliment. 
  • Those who seek your praise but never strengthen you are not friends.

Better is open rebuke than hidden love. Faithful are the wounds of a friend; profuse are the kisses of an enemy.
Proverbs 27:5‭-‬6 ESV

http://bible.com/59/pro.27.5-6.ESV

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