Contributed by Kyle Campbell on Jan 19, 2022
Flattery is excessive and insincere praise, given especially to further one’s own interests. Proverbs 26:28 says that “a flattering mouth works ruin.” Compliments, on the other hand, are a genuine appreciation of something or someone — and this is the power to build and sustain others.
They were “saints and faithful brethren in Christ” (Colossians 1:2).
Faithful means “trustworthy, dependable, or reliable.” In other words, it is someone who doesn’t quit, even in the face of problems and trials. God wants you to be faithful (Matthew 25:21, 23; 1 Corinthians 4:1-2,