1) Proverbs 27:22 – “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth; someone else, and not your own lips.”
2) Psalm 75:6-7 – “No one from the east or the west or from the desert can exalt a man. But it is God who judges: He brings one down, he exalts another.”
So, is it right to promote our books? In my opinion, it all depends on heart motivation. We must ask ourselves the question, “Why am I promoting my books?” If we are promoting them for our own glory, then it is wrong to promote our books. If we are promoting them for God’s glory, then it is right to promote our books.
Do you see the difference? The former is SELF-promotion; the latter is GOD-promotion.
Only you and God know your true heart motive. If your heart motive has been wrong, repent and ask God to align your heart motive with His will. Heart motivation requires continual monitoring, for “the heart is deceitful above all things” (Jeremiah 17:9).
When we keep in mind that we are nothing without God and that it is only by His grace and His mercy that we can write anything at all, then we will remember to bow before His Lordship and give Him the glory for all that we are and all that we do.
What are your thoughts on promoting your books?
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