Breaking Winter MentalityJuly 20, 2015
Prompted By LoveJuly 22, 2015
I think there is a fine line between being confident and being boastful. We all should be confident of who we are in Christ. We are confident when we walk in the promises of God. But when it comes to self, self-confidence becomes boasting.
“Love does not brag” (1 Corinthians 13:4 NASB). Love—God—does not boast. People boast because they want to appear better than others. They can’t feel good about themselves unless they feel better than others.
God doesn’t have to do that although He could. There is no one better than God. He is all-knowing, all-powerful, supreme creator, savior, and the list goes on, endlessly. His works speak for themselves. We are the ones who boast in the Lord.
If love was to brag, it brags not about self but others, but not at the hurt of others. Love doesn’t take all the credit, or doesn’t strut around saying look at what I did. Love doesn’t seek the glory. It’s God who we should glorify in everything we do. It’s in the finished work of Jesus we glory and brag.