• “In the darkest of nights cling to the assurance that God loves you, that He always has advice for you, a path that you can tread and a solution to your problem–and you will experience that which you believe. God never disappoints anyone who places his trust in Him.” – Basilea Schlink

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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