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    W.F. Kumuyi Higher Everyday - September 4, 2017 - BLOWING YOUR OWN TRUMPET

    W.F. Kumuyi Higher Everyday

    MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2017

    TOOPIC; BLOWING YOUR OWN TRUMPET

    TEXT: PROVERBS 27:2
    BIBLE TEXT:
    "Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips" (Proverbs 27:2).
    The battle cry of that legendry boxer, Mohammed Ali, was, "I am the greatest!" Ken Norton, eventually beat Muhammad Ali, breaking Ali's jaw and sending him to the hospital in their 1973 heavyweight fight. To blow ones trumpet is to sing ones praise, to tell everyone proudly about ones achievements.
    W.F. Kumuyi Higher Everyday

    W.F. Kumuyi Higher Everyday

     This attitude stems out of a proud heart with the intention to draw attention to one-self. The maxim ‘blow your trumpet lest it gets rust" is unbecoming of a child of God. The Bible condemns this attitude. Therefore, a child of God must act humbly at the peak of success. There is no room for bragging or showing off.

     Whatever feat is achieved (winning a competition, obtaining scholarships, performing excellently in examinations) all glory should be ascribed to the Lord. When commended, we are to maintain a lowly disposition. Avoid pride, folly, and self-love which damage a man's reputation. If you are boastful, you need Christ's salvation. He will save you now if you call upon Him. Avoid self-praise. Let your works praise you.

    Challenge: Self-praise can destroy.
    Prayer: Oh God, steer me away from the spirit of pride, in Jesus'name.
    Quote: Avoid self-praise
    Bible Reading in one Year: 2 Corinthians 10:17, 18

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