BOASTING

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It’s funny how words take on a different meaning over time.  Pride – for example – used to mean an inner sense of accomplishment or a feeling we experience when doing something noble.  Another word, Gay, once meant joyful and full of laughter.  Words and symbols that once meant one thing, now mean something totally different.

When looking for an image to go along with the Proverb containing the word pride, all I could find was rainbow flags and people marching in protest over gay rights.  Being a wordsmith, it amazes me how culture and society has the power to change even our vocabulary. With that being said, my post regarding the pride that comes with accomplishments rather than lifestyles:

Will Rogers once said, “Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.”

I’m sure we’re all guilty of trying to make an impression with the clothes we wear, the cars we drive, etc. It’s part of our human nature. God wants us to be good stewards of what He gives us, but our pride often gets in the way.

Maybe we have lost the ability to produce an income because of disability, layoffs or a sagging job marketMaybe we still want to appear successful. Whatever the case, we should not rely on ourselves in anything that we do.

In Proverbs 30:32 He says, “If you have been foolish, exalting yourself, or if you have been devising evil, put your hand on your mouth.” Pride is one of those lies that Satan likes to use on us.

Dear, God, you are the provider of all things. You give us talents and gifts of all kinds and because of that you are the one who deserves the praise.  Lead us to do the right things, with the proper motives and always having respect for you and others.  Amen!

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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3 Responses to BOASTING

  1. No matter the reason for our pride, God has said, ““Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” 2 Corinthians 10:17 along with 1 Corinthians 1:31, “so that, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” Pride is something that every man must ask God to help him recognize and defeat as it manifests itself in so many ways. Blessings today!

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  2. “Lead us to do the right things, with the proper motives and always having respect for you and others. Amen!” and Amen 🙂

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