When a proud heart meets with flattering lips!
"A flattering mouth works ruin!" Proverbs 26:28
"Whoever flatters his neighbor, is spreading a net for his feet!" Proverbs 29:5
They are not our best friends, who stir the pride in our hearts — by the flattery of their lips.
Christian! You carry gunpowder with you! Desire those who carry fire, to keep at a distance from you! It is a dangerous crisis — when a proud heart meets with flattering lips! Faithful, seasonable, and discreet reproofs are much more safe to us, and advantageous to the mortification of sin in our souls.
"Beware of the flatterer!" John Bunyan