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Dictionary of Bible Themes – 5262 commendation
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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