Pro 27:19 As in water face answereth to face, so the heart of man to man.
Pro 27:20 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
Pro 27:21 As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.
Pro 27:22 Though thou shouldest bray a fool in a mortar among wheat with a pestle, yet will not his foolishness depart from him.
Pro 27:23 Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.
Pro 27:24 For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?
Pro 27:25 The hay appeareth, and the tender grass sheweth itself, and herbs of the mountains are gathered.
Pro 27:26 The lambs are for thy clothing, and the goats are the price of the field.
Pro 27:27 And thou shalt have goats' milk enough for thy food, for the food of thy household, and for the maintenance for thy maidens.
Praise tests us like the firing pot tests silver and the furnace tests gold. How do we accept praise?
Are we doing what we're doing for the praise of others? Is that our motivation? I've discovered in the last week that feeding my ego is a lot like drinking soda. It really is exciting in the short term. Way more exciting than herbal tea. But a lot less healthy in the long term. We have to remember our eternal destination when considering our motivation.