Friday, 5 August 2016

The DIFFERENCE Between Pride and Bragging In The Lord

    Did you catch that? John Flavel gets it!

Pride means inordinate self esteem; an unreasonable conceit of one's own superiority in talents, beauty, wealth, rank etc., which manifests itself in lofty airs, distance, reserve and often contempt in the others.

To brag means to boast; to talk with excessive pride about what one has, can do, or has done. But hey! bragging In The Lord, is a different ball game entirely.

Bragging In The Lord entails acknowledging Him for the revelation, inspiration or goodies He has genuinely rested upon us. It is an indirect (exhilarating) way of returning back the praise(s) to Him and saying Thank You!

Findings: There is a strong relationship between pride and bragging.

But Bragging In The Lord exclude itself from the above hypothesis.

Don't be in a hurry to condemn whosoever brags in the Lord, read-in-between-the-lines. Only then will observe the (too much work) done behind the scene which the supposed "braggart" brought forth to the scene.

Staying humble and steadfast overrules pride, self righteousness and its concubines all the time.

Anchor Scripture: 2 Corinthians 4:15-16
"All this is for your benefit, so that the grace that is reaching more and more people may cause thanksgiving to overflow to the glory of God. Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly, we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day."

Today, step aside, think of all the beautiful unmerited things He has specifically blessed you with and brag in His Holy Name for a bit! *Flips hair and walks away. lol

Have a great day guys!

*Post inspired by one of my ardent (critic) blog reader. He'll know himself when he sees this. Still love him though. lool

Constructive critics and criticism are overly welcomed on board! *I'm proud to affirm that I'm a work in progress and criticism gives me a different level of dimensional insight about unique cases. *winks


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1 comment:

  1. Okay, just to press the humility button: Who can this be?

    Lesson seems to be upgraded in process for there's a thin line between Pride and Humility and it lies in the individual. A better way to measure it is enclosed in the John Flavel's Quote.

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