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​Flattery will get you nowhere

Summary:

When you engage in or become susceptible to flattery, it’s clear evidence of your lack of faith in God’s ability to give you favour with other people. Favour is a fringe benefit of being in right standing with Him.

‘Nor will I flatter any man.’ Job 32:21 NIV

The paradox is that most people tend to look with disfavour on someone who compliments them, for no apparent reason. 

Elihu—the patriarch Job’s friend—said, ‘I will show partiality to no-one, nor will I flatter any man; for if I were skilled in flattery, my Maker would soon take me away.’ (Job 32:21–22 NIV) 

And the psalmist tells us, ‘The Lord shall cut off all flattering lips.’ (Psalm 12:3 KJV) So here’s the question: is flattery worth being cut off from the blessing of God? 

When you engage in or become susceptible to flattery, it’s clear evidence of your lack of faith in God’s ability to give you favour with other people. Favour is a fringe benefit of being in right standing with Him. ‘Surely… Lord, You bless the righteous; You surround them with Your favour as with a shield.’ (Psalm 5:12 NIV)

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