The Powerful Tool Of Praise

by David J. Stewart | May 2016

Proverbs 27:21, “As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.”

       Take good notice ladies at our text verse above. The Bible says that a man to his praise is as the fining pot for silver. What does that mean? Well, historically (and even still today in large refineries), metal containing minerals (ore) from the earth are heated up to several thousands of degrees in a refining pot, which is a process used to separate the desired valuable metal from the mineral. This is how gold and silver are mined. As the minerals and metals heat up, the heavier elements sink to the bottom and the less dense elements float to the top. This is how oil and gasoline are also produced in giant refineries. Thank God for gravity!

Likewise, the Bible teaches that praise is a tool, by which a wife can shape and refine her husband if she is wise to do it. Praise is a very effective tool for building character in children. Children love to be praised. If you praise them for doing right, cleaning the house, and telling the truth, they'll keep doing it! The worst thing that a parent or wife can do is to continually browbeat, criticize and holler at your family. Five minutes of praise will do more for a man then a lifetime of criticism.

Gipsy Smith (1860-1947) tells a wonderful story of when he was a young lad, and had just got saved. As a gipsy boy, he was used to being despised and shunned away by society, but an elderly Christian man befriended him with a few kind words of PRAISE which transformed his life:

The dear old man passed on, and I watched him turning the corner out of sight forever. I never saw him again. But when I reach the gloryland, I will find out that dear old man, and while angels shout and applaud, and the multitudes who have been brought to Christ through the gipsy boy sing for joy, I will thank that grand old saint for his shake of the hand and for his "God bless you!" For he made me feel that somebody outside the tent really cared for a gipsy boy's soul. His kindness did me more good than a thousand sermons would have done just then. It was an inspiration that has never left me, and has done more for me than I can describe. Many a young convert has been lost to the Church of God, who would have been preserved and kept for it, and made useful in it, all for the want of some such kindness as that which fell to my lot that day. —SOURCE

A woman that has been raised to praise by godly Christian parents will make a great wife. Such ladies are so rare indeed, almost an extinct species! The reason why there are so many divorces today is because of the horrible upbringing of youth. The average child views 18,000 murders on television by the time they reach adulthood. Young girls are bombarded by the media at the earliest ages with the wrong message that being “sexy” is the most important thing in life for a female. There's nothing on television which encourages youth to have proper courtship, avoid premarital sex, and keep God's commandments. Ecclesiastes 12:13, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.”

If you want the Devil for a spiritual father-in-law, then marry an unsaved person! Every man needs a wife who is full of praise! Every wife needs a husband who is full of praise! Husbands and wives ought to PRAISE each other continually (not insincere flattery, but honest praise). Couples should never offer insincere praise, which is deceit. But even the worst person in the world has something worth praising. If any woman reading this isn't saying, “Amen! Yes, that is true!” in your heart, then you have a serious spiritual problem and need to get right with God!

Don't you want to fulfill your purpose for being created ladies? Please read, MOTHERHOOD! It is a crying shame how American society increasingly views having children as a burden. Young women are increasingly having their eggs frozen, with intentions of raising a family after securing a stable career decades later. Others are having their eggs frozen because they still haven't found Mr. Right at age 35.

Feminism has brainwashed women to have unrealistic expectations of what a husband should be. Women these days want a perfect man who is tall, dark-haired, handsome, intelligent, healthy, witty, rich, emotionally stable, mature, a gentleman, a take-charge kind of guy, charming but doesn't look at other women, likes social drinking but doesn't get drunk, smokes cigarettes but doesn't have cancer, smiles but doesn't have rotten teeth, loves to dine out but isn't overweight, has a sense of humor but isn't annoying, sociable but doesn't spend more time with friends than her, spiritual but not overly religious, responsible, caring, honest, spends quality time with her, regularly praises her, he's a handyman, and caters to her every need, et cetera, et cetera.

Now ladies, if you're blessed, you might find a man with a few desirable qualities, but you won't find a perfect man!!! What you should want more than anything is a man who loves God more than you, because then he won't leave you when you're no longer attractive, interesting and healthy. No man who is right with God abandons his wife, period!

Proverbs 27:21 teaches that praise will refine a man from his bad qualities. Everyone loves praise! Women need praise too. But notice what the Bible teaches in Proverbs 31:27-28, “She looketh well to the ways of her household, and eateth not the bread of idleness. Her children arise up, and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praiseth her.” Her husband and children praise her because she looks WELL to the ways of her household. The kids don't go to school without coats in 40 degree Fahrenheit weather. The kids don't come home with notes from the teacher saying that, “Your child smells bad!” Her husband doesn't have to worry about hair, bugs and soap-suds being in his food. Her husband doesn't have to worry about her misplacing important mail and bills. Every married man that I have known over the decades, who got upset at his wife, was mainly because SHE DIDN'T LOOK WELL TO THE WAYS OF HER HOUSEHOLD!

There's nothing worse than a lazy wife who won't cook, clean and guide the house! In most cases, such a delinquent wife will somehow blame her husband. Either he's too picky, or he's too demanding, or he lacks understanding (or all of the above in my case). She uses such excuses to shirk her responsibilities and drive the marriage into the ground, eventually filing for divorce, blaming her husband for everything. In many cases, such a problematic wife will pick one of her husband's mistakes (or fabricate an accusation against him), and that's her wild card, her trophy, that she uses to demonize him and take him to court, ending the marriage.

Several years later, after destroying her own marriage, she has nothing to apologize for in her own wicked mind. It doesn't matter if her former husband (whom she divorced) has tears, sorrows and regrets in the Lord, and expresses them to her tearfully, she is her own ruler now, proud as can be, unwilling to shed a single tear, or muster up a single apology for all her failures that led her marriage to ruin, she is riding high in arrogant self-righteousness and nobody is going to bring her down. It's all the man's fault in her mind! This is what American women are like today! She has no tears, no regrets, no remorse, no love of God! American men are tired of being blamed for everything by problematic, lying, lazy, big-mouthed, arrogant, deceitful, manipulative, bratty wives! There is nothing more hateful in this world than a divorce in America!
 

The Satanic Agenda to Ruin Men in America

As I said, the Bible teaches that praise is a tool, by which a wife can shape and refine her husband if she is wise to do it. Unfortunately, the opposite is also true. That is, lack of praise can ruin a man. If you degrade men as being lazy, dumb and irresponsible, then that is how they are going to act. Tragically, we live in a horrific time of history, in which men are continually being belittled, put down, disparaged and made to look stupid, unneeded and contemptible by the media. This is intentional. As recent as the 1950's, television programs still honored fathers and husbands, with such films as The Andy Griffith Show, Father Knows Best, The Rifleman, et cetera.

Nowadays men are portrayed as losers in popular shows such as The Simpsons, Family Guy and pretty much all primetime television programming. A godly women rejoices in the manhood of men! She likes to see a man praised by his wife and children. She likes to see fathers honored all year around, and not just one day per year. A godly woman understands that God made men by nature to take charge, dominate and lead; thus, she doesn't become offended, get angry or retaliate when men act like men! So many women these days are about as ready to get married and raise children as a fish is to ride a bicycle!

Our American culture has been under deliberate satanic attack since it's beginning in 1776, evidenced by such occult secret societies as Adam Weishaupt's “Illuminati.” In 1913 when the Federal Reserve Act was started, it was the nail's in our nation's coffin. The Bible tells us in 1st Timothy 6:10 that the “love of money” is the root of all evil. Thus, it would make perfect sense that the most evil person, Satan, would take over our nation's money issuance and control. In so doing, it gave the Luciferian elite a monopoly over every aspect of American's lives, simply by having the power to control the value of a dollar. Think about it. Our U.S. economy is a fraud! The U.S. economy is ARTIFICIALLY manipulated, which is not free and honest capitalism. So don't ever criticism “capitalism” in view of this monstrosity based upon “funny money” (as Dr. Ron Paul rightly calls it) that we have in America. Our federal government today is a fraud! Revelation 12:9 teaches that Satan is deceiving the whole world!

The visible satanic attack against American society skyrocketed in the 1960's with the introduction of the Rock 'n' Roll British Invasion (The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, et cetera), and the feminist movement, the hippie movement, the Playboy philosophy (Playboy was first published in 1954), the hook-up culture (shacking up and premarital sex), the recreational drug culture (LSD and marijuana were very popular in the 60's), apostasy in the churches, and the escalating Bible revision craze! The 1970's consequently brought the abortion industry, the homosexual movement, satanic bands such as Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, an epidemic of drug abuse nationwide, et cetera. It was the beginning of the end of America!

INSPIRING QUOTE: “A nation can survive its fools and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gate is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banners openly against the city. But the traitor moves among those within the gates freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in the accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their garments, and he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation; he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of a city; he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murderer is less to be feared.” ~Cicero, 45 BC

Feminism is treason in the home! Feminism is not about women's equality; but rather, granting special privileges to women. Women today have not been raised up by their parents, nor our putrid American culture, to praise men. Husbands and fathers are all labeled as lazy, liars and louses! The pendulum swings both ways. In the 1960's women were often portrayed as blond idiots. This is all Satanism, intended to destroy the proper mutual submission of husband and wife that the Holy Bible teaches. Ephesians 5:21, “Submitting yourselves one to another in the fear of God.” It is just as wrong to portray women as being dumb as it is men! This is all destructive social engineering created by the Luciferians behind the liberal media, immoral Hollywood and the lying newsmedia.

Why should men feel the need to behave more mature, when American society continually reminds them how stupid, incompetent and reckless they are. The “Dad is a duffus” stereotype has become popular in the media these days, and only an ungodly reprobate would defend such anti-family propaganda. The Illuminati are relentlessly flooding the United States with sexual immorality, radical feminism, the dehumanization of human life in the womb, the adulterous Playboy philosophy, et cetera.

If feminists don't get their way, they'll make you pay! Don't believe it, talk to any man who has been dragged into a U.S. divorce court. Most of them are victims of a feminist-biased and unfair court system that is out of control. Divorce has become a lucrative $50,000,000,000 a year racket just in the United States alone. Divorce lawyers and judges lay blame to “the system” (but they are gladly a part of). They are just as much to blame as the legislatures who make bad laws. Marriage licenses are being used as weapons against men, which ought not be!
 

Praise is a Powerful Tool to Build or Destroy Character

I read the following Scripture today, which was encouraging. Our human body decays a little more each day, which will eventually cease to be a fit tabernacle for our soul and spirit. But thankfully, our inward man is built up day by day, getting stronger in the Lord if we are right with the Lord:

2nd Corinthians 4:16, “For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.”

Avoid gossip. Don't listen to it. Don't repeat it. The opposite of gossip and slander is honest praise and compliments. I am not an eloquent writer, but you get the idea. If you talk bad about other people, it may make you feel better at the moment, but the general direction of your life will be misery. Why spend your life tearing people down, which doesn't help anyone. Learn to use the tool of praise. If you listen to Dr. Jack Hyles' sermons, he regularly uses the tool of praise form the pulpit. Brother Hyles often brags on his staff for their faithfulness and a job well done, and praises his church members for hanging in there, for caring, and for serving God. This was done intentionally to encourage others in the Lord, and build them up in the Christian faith.

Criticism destroys, but praise builds. Proverbs 27:21, “As the fining pot for silver, and the furnace for gold; so is a man to his praise.” Praise sculptures people, by bragging on desirable character traits, good or bad. Some foolish parents praise wrong behavior in their children, which lands them in prison one day. Taylor Swift, Toby Keith, Katy Perry, and other toxic entertainers, encourage youth to behave recklessly by getting drunk, dressing lewdly, seeking revenge, committing homosexuality, et cetera.

Youth today have all the wrong heroes. Toby Keith sings, “Get Drunk And Be Somebody”! Satan wants your child! Toby Keith has a net worth of $500,000,000 but doesn't have a penny waiting for him in eternity. As far as I can discern online, Toby Keith is not a Christian. Mr. Keith is the trash of society, which he boasts about in his disgusting 2006 Country album titled, “White Trash With Money”! Keith is white trash alright, and he's on his way to Hell as far as I can tell. Keith is responsible for the ruin of many youth with the amoral influence of his music and videos! What a wicked man! Toby Keith praise drunkenness and sinful behavior, which his millions of young fans then emulate. Our youth today more than ever need the right kind of heroes, instead of a bunch of fornicators, whores and whoremongers, drunkards, lewd sluts, Luciferian sellouts, sodomites and lesbians! Woe unto America!!!

Let's give our children praise for doing God's will, for doing the right thing! Let's rebuke these filthy animals like Taylor Swift and Toby Keith, who have been paid hundreds-of-millions-of-dollars to destroy teenager's lives with their vile music and ungodly videos. Let's praise the Bible-preachers (1st Timothy 5:17)! Let's refute all works of darkness; such as, the satanic music industry and demonic Hollywood (Ephesians 5:11). The Bible teaches that just as silver is refined and purified in a furnace of earth, so also is a man refined and purified of bad character traits by proper praise. Amen! END

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