|Job 32:22 |
22 For I do not know how to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away".1
1 Let me not, I pray you, show partiality to any man, neither let me give flattering titles to man. For I do not know how to give flattering titles; in so doing my maker would soon take me away.
What are some examples of flattering titles?—your majesty, your honor, master, reverend, etc.
Flattery is deceit. Flattery is lying. Flattery is exaggerating. Flattery is an attempt to manipulate people. The worst flattery is from the opposite sex. From the Word of the Lord within: "groups of flattering women are particularly dangerous." When was the last time you heard a preacher speak against flattery? When was the last time you heard a preacher speak against sin? Yet Paul instructed ministers thus: "Those who are sinning rebuke in the presence of all, that the rest also may fear." 1 Tim 5:20. Paul also warned his flock with tears, night and day for three years: remember that for three years I did not cease to warn everyone night and day with tears.