5262 commendation

5262 commendation

The act of speaking favourably of someone. Scripture commends those who are faithful and obedient to God.

Commendation as speaking favourably of others

Pr 15:2 See also Ps 145:4; Ecc 8:15

Examples of those commended by God

Mt 26:10; Lk 7:9 See also Mt 15:28 a Canaanite woman; Mt 16:17-18 Simon Peter; Lk 21:3 a poor widow; Heb 11:4 Abel; Heb 11:5 Enoch

Commendation for obedience and faith

Ps 40:4; Heb 11:1-2 See also Ps 119:1; Pr 16:20; Isa 56:2; Jer 17:7; Mt 25:34; Ro 14:18; 2Co 8:18; Heb 11:39

Commendation for perseverance

Isa 30:18 See also Jas 1:12; Jas 5:11; 1Pe 2:19-20

Examples of human commendation of others

2Sa 14:25; 2Co 10:18 See also Ge 12:15; Ge 49:8; Ne 11:2; Est 2:17; Job 29:11; Pr 12:8; Pr 27:2,21; Pr 28:4; Pr 31:28,30-31; Ecc 8:10; SS 6:9; Da 10:11; Lk 16:8; Jn 5:41,44; Jn 12:43; Ac 18:27; Ro 2:28; Ro 13:3; Ro 16:1; 1Co 11:2,17,22; 2Co 3:1; 2Co 12:11; 1Th 2:6; 1Pe 2:14

Self-commendation is to be avoided

2Co 5:12 See also 2Co 6:4-10

See also

8369worthiness
8458peacemakers
8460pleasing God
8664praise

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