• “My soul remained in a kind of heavenly elysium. So far as I am capable of making a comparison, I think that what I felt each minute, during the continuance of the whole time, was worth more than all the outward comfort and pleasure, which I had enjoyed in my whole life put together. It was a pure delight, which fed and satisfied the soul. It was peasure, without the least sting, or any interruption. It was a sweetness, which my soul was lost in. It seemed to be all that my feeble frame could sustain, of that fulness of joy, which is felt by those, who behold the face of Christ, and share his love in the heavenly world.” – Sarah Edwards, wife of Jonathan Edwards

Subtle Boasting by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 09/23/11

Nancy Leigh DeMoss: I don’t know about you, but I’ve discovered that there are some subtle ways of boasting without appearing to be boasting.

“I was talking with Pastor Johnson the other day, and he told me . . .”

“Well, if you ask me, I really think that the red dress looks much better . . .”

“Do you know what Caleb said to me the other day? He is so smart; he’s only four, you know . . .”

“In my opinion, they really should not be . . .”

Nancy: Sometimes I’ll say something like, “Let me tell you about what’s going on in our ministry,” when in reality, I just want other people to know what I’ve done.

That’s why Paul says, “I will not boast about anything that God has not done through me.” God is the One doing the work, so I really have nothing to boast about.

Take some time today and thank God for giving you everything—including your accomplishments. Acknowledging that everything we have is from Him is a good first step to keep us from boasting.

With Seeking Him, I’m Nancy Leigh DeMoss.

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1 Responses to Subtle Boasting by Nancy Leigh DeMoss 09/23/11

  • Ade Ojelabi says:

    Lord deliver me from subtle pride and pretended humility. make me real o! Lord and keep me from boasting clothed with religious toga.

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