Insincere and undeserved praise or words of encouragement, used with the intention of gaining favour with others.
Flattery is deceitful
The results of flattery are ruinous
Flattery is rejected by godly people
Honesty is preferable to flattery
False teachers use flattery
Examples of flattery
2Sa 14:17-20 The woman from Tekoa flatters David; 2Sa 15:2-6 Absalom to Israelites; Da 6:21 Daniel flatters the king; Mt 22:16 pp Mk 12:14 pp Lk 20:21; Lk 20:21 The spies from the teachers of the law flatter Jesus Christ; Ac 12:22 The crowds flatter Herod. the Pharisees and Herodians to Jesus Christ