Christians and compliments have a very odd relationship. We really don’t know how to give them or take them.
Some of us are afraid of giving compliments because we fear we might somehow inflate someone’s ego. So we feel the need to preface our encouragement with something like…”I don’t want this to give you a big head…but you did a good job today”.
But most of us just feel awkward taking compliments. Should we simply say “Thank you”? Should we give the “humble” reply “Ah shucks…it was nothing.”
Although writing primarily for leaders of gathered worship and musicians, Bob Kauflin, of Worship Matters, offers some wise, biblical counsel applies to all of us who seek to take and give compliments without robbing God of the glory that He alone deserves.
Read the whole thing, here.