THE BIBLICAL TOPIC OF BOASTING!!
1 Samuel 17:10
And the Philistine said, I defy the armies of Israel this day; give me a man, that we may fight together.
For the wicked boasteth of his heart’s desire, and blesseth the covetous, whom the Lord abhorreth.
My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
They that trust in their wealth, and boast themselves in the multitude of their riches;
*To the chief Musician, Maschil, A Psalm of David, when Doeg the Edomite came and told Saul, and said unto him, David is come to the house of Ahimelech.* Why boastest thou thyself in mischief, O mighty man? the goodness of God endureth continually.
It is naught, it is naught, saith the buyer: but when he is gone his way, then he boasteth.
Boast not thyself of to morrow; for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth.
Thus with your mouth ye have boasted against me, and have multiplied your words against me: I have heard them.
The king spake, and said, Is not this great Babylon, that I have built for the house of the kingdom by the might of my power, and for the honour of my majesty?
Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself, God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortioners, unjust, adulterers, or even as this publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.
For before these days rose up Theudas, boasting himself to be somebody; to whom a number of men, about four hundred, joined themselves: who was slain; and all, as many as obeyed him, were scattered, and brought to nought.
Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents,
Behold, thou art called a Jew, and restest in the law, and makest thy boast of God,
Thou that makest thy boast of the law, through breaking the law dishonourest thou God?
Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? of works? Nay: but by the law of faith.
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasteth great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindleth!