Boasting

Boasting: Arrogance, arrogance or arrogance, vanity, vain prominence, against one’s own resources, forces or values. It is an ordinary vice in a proud state of mind.

The Bible views boasting as misplaced reliance on power, success, and possessions (Jer. 9:23; Ps. 52: 1; 49: 7; Deuteronomy 8: 11-18), although human wisdom does. considered false (1 Kings). 20:11). Self-righteous boasting, first and foremost, rejects God’s obvious providence (James 4:15, 16), revealed knowledge of him (Jer 9:24), and is based solely on his grace (Ps. 118: 8ff .; 1 Cor. 1:31). Strongly condemns all boasting of spiritual privilege, whether in the calling of Israel (Deuteronomy 7: 7, 8; 9: 4) or in the grace of God in Christ (Titus 3: 5; Ephesians 2: 9; 1 Cor. 1 : 26-29) and in the Church (Rom. 11: 18-20; 1 Cor. 4: 6, 7). However, the Hebrew terms used to express the idea of ​​boasting or boasting (hālal, pāʾar) are related to the terms used to praise God, while in Greek (kauchaomai and derivatives) they have two meanings. The glory of the Christian is in the cross (Galatians 6:14) and its fruits in experience (Romans 5: 1-3). So in 2 Corinthians, Paul “glorifies” himself in Christian generosity (9: 2, 3), in spiritual authority (10: 8), and because of special circumstances, in his calling and work (11: 5, 16-30) and in special experiences (12: 1-10), but he is always aware that such boasting is dangerous (10:13; 12:11).

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