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Boast | bōst |
talk with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one's achievements, possessions, or abilities.
Boasting occurs when someone feels a sense of satisfaction or when someone feels that whatever occurred proves their superiority and is recounting accomplishments so that others will feel admiration or envy.
Everyone boasts in something. Some people boast in their intelligence and their ACT scores. Others boast in their athletic ability or their strength. Some people boast in their name brands and their stuff. Some people may boast in their charity and compassion and how much they care for others.
Often we look at boasting through a negative lens. We think boasting is wrong or evil. Christians shouldn’t boast. We shouldn’t talk about anything with excessive pride. Boasting is the opposite of what we are supposed to do. We should be humble. And boasting is the opposite of humility, right? What if boasting is only wrong when you boast in the wrong things? So the question we need to ask is, what is the right thing to boast in?
Paul instructed to the believers in Corinth to “boast in the Lord.” What does that look like? Talking with excessive pride about what Jesus has done. Boasting in the Lord is less about being satisfied with our own achievements, possessions, or abilities, and more about being satisfied in Christ’s! Join us this summer at camp as we learn to boast in the Lord!
But by his doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption, so that, just as it is written, “Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord”.
1 Corinthians 1:30-31 NASB