Proverbs 27:2 KJV
Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.
In a generation which puts emphasis on self-worth, self-esteem etc, it is important to remember that there is a thin line between self-confidence and arrogance. It is good to know one’s good values, but there is always that line. “Get someone else to blow your horn and the sound will carry twice as far” (Will Rogers).
Gifts of Grace
For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned.
This verse might come across as an insult to self-proclaimed ‘self-made’ men and women. But admittedly, it is stressful to spend any amount of time with someone who are full of themselves. There is a thin line between humility and overconfidence. Humility is knowing who you really are, and not pretending to be above or below that. Real self-esteem cannot be faked.