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John Bradshaw - It's Deadly

John Bradshaw - It's Deadly
TOPICS: Every Word, Flattery

It's really nice to say nice things to people, but there's a fine line between positive reinforcement and ruining a person. God warns us about that in Proverbs 29:5 where He says, "A man who flatters his neighbor spreads a net for his feet".

Flattery often goes straight to a person's head causing them to become conceited and self-centered. You want to encourage people to do what they do for the glory of God, if it's a blessing tell them, but telling them the sun rises and sets upon them never works out well.

I heard of a preacher who was told, "You are the best preacher I've ever heard". He responded by saying, "Funny you should say that, the devil told me the same thing yesterday".

Children who are flattered often turn into show ponies. Let your words help and not hurt, appreciation is nice, flattery is deadly. I'm John Bradshaw for It Is Written.
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