Friday, January 22, 2010
Love does not boast.
I am so great at not boasting, it really fills me with pride to know that I am not a boastful person. Ha, ha, I hope you realized that I am talking in a jest here....
Today we are learning about Love and that it does not boast. It is so easy to be boastful and prideful of our accomplishments and progress, but if we want to follow the footsteps of Love we will not do so.
Here is what it means:
1. To brag, or vaunt one's self; to make an ostentatious display, in speech, of one's own worth, property, or actions.
2. To glory; to speak with laudable pride and ostentation of meritorious persons or things.
3. To exalt one's self.
They boast themselves in the multitude of their riches. Ps.49.
4. To exult in confident expectation.
Boast not thyself of tomorrow. Prov.27.
Love does not boast.. Boasting is really being proud and God does not like prideful people. This is just a new way for me, to try to live mindfully, to know what I am doing, and why. Already we learned that Love is patient, is kind, is not envious, and now we know that it does not boast.
Here is the opposite of being boastful: HUMBLE
Wow!!! I mean, who wants to be humble anyway?
What does being humble means anyway?
Lowly; modest; meek; submissive; opposed to proud, haughty, arrogant or assuming. In an evangelical sense, having a low opinion of one's self, and a deep sense of unworthiness in the sight of God.
God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace to the humble. James 4.
To make humble or lowly in mind; to abase the pride of; to reduce arrogance and self-dependence; to give a low opinion of one's moral worth; to make meek and submissive to the divine will; the evangelical sense.
Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you. 1 Pet.5.
Hezekiah humbled himself for the pride of his heart. 2 Chron. 32.
The highest mountains may be humbled into valleys.
To humble one's self, to repent; to afflict one's self for sin; to make contrite.
Very interesting, so intead of being boastful we need to learn to be humble and to teach our children that too.