“Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.”
– 1 Corinthians 1:31
Kim: I love you, Kanye.
Kanye: Thanks, baby. I love me too.
Please allow me to use Kanye as an example of how unattractive arrogance is. Kanye rarely misses an opportunity to let people know how awesome he is. Twice now he’s stormed the stage at an awards show to tell the masses that the wrong people were getting the awards. Of course, Kanye West isn’t the only one who likes to tell people about himself, but he’s a good, bad example. Throughout the New Testament followers of Jesus are encouraged to be humble and to give glory to God. Paul puts it this way in the Scripture above, “Let him who boasts, boast in the Lord.” The Lord God is the one who has given us every gift, talent, and ability we have. It’s proper to give credit where credit is due. But far more important than that, the Lord Jesus is the one who has earned forgiveness and eternal life for me, for you, and for the whole world. In both the short, and the long term, Jesus’ death and resurrection dwarfs all of our accomplishments and the accomplishments of any other human being, including Kanye. (Wait, is he human? Just kidding.) Jesus has earned precious blessings that last beyond the grave. He gives forgiveness and eternal life to all who have faith in Him. If we’re going to boast, we boast in the Lord. So go ahead, get your brag on. Tell others about the amazing things Jesus has done, and continues to do for you every day.