Proverbs 26:12

Do you see a man who is wise in his own eyes?

    There is more hope for a fool than for him.

Proverbs 26:12 ESV

Self praise is so dangerous. This book of Proverbs is filled with warnings about the danger of being a fool. Yet here, it seems to say there is something worse than being a fool, and that something is being filled with appreciation of self.

Be careful. Be careful. Be careful. As Proverbs 27:2 (ESV) says, “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips.”

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