6121 boasting

6121 boasting

Negatively, conceitedly praising oneself. Positively, trusting and exulting in who God is, and what he has done.

Boasting condemned

1Jn 2:16 See also Ps 10:2-6; Ps 12:3-4; Ps 52:1; Ps 94:4; Hab 1:10-11; Ro 1:29-30; 2Ti 3:1-2

Boasting exposed as folly

Pr 27:1 See also Jdg 9:38-40; Pr 25:14; 1Co 3:18-23; Jas 4:13-16

Salvation by faith means no-one can boast about human merit

Eph 2:8-9 See also Lk 18:9-14; Ro 2:17-24; Ro 3:27; Ro 11:17-21; Gal 6:14

Examples of foolish boasting

Isa 10:12-14 See also Isa 37:24-25; Da 4:28-30 Nebuchadnezzar; Da 7:8,11; Da 11:36; Ac 8:9-10 Simon the sorcerer; 2Th 2:3-4 the antichrist; 2Pe 2:17-18

Legitimate boasting

Boasting in God Jer 9:23-24 See also 1Sa 2:1-3; Ps 34:2; Ps 44:8; 1Co 1:27-31; Jer 9:24; 2Co 10:7-18; Heb 3:6

Boasting in the results of ministry 1Th 2:19-20 See also Ro 15:17-19; 1Co 15:31; 2Co 8:24-9:3

Boasting in the conduct of ministry 2Co 1:12-14 See also 1Co 9:15; 2Co 11:7-12; 2Ti 3:10-11

See also

5173outward appearance
5550speech, negative
5575talk, idle
5793arrogance
5813conceit
5813conceit
5961superiority
8710atheism
8802pride
8824self-righteousness
9115antichrist, the

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