– But, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
2 Corinthians 10:17
Many times in life, we are tempted to puff ourselves up in front of people we barely know, and care about even less. In the hopes that it would lead to us being held in higher esteem we clothe ourselves in material glory and trumpet the news to everyone we know.
But what are we really doing?
Does it really matter that people know you’re the best athlete, the smartest student, or the most famous journalist?
Is it not of far greater importance to know Him who gave us the health, the strength or the wit to accomplish these activities?
And knowing that – to acknowledge Him, and thank Him for his blessing?
To gain the recognition of people is easy, but temporary.
To gain the recognition of God is more worthwhile (…or rather are known by God), and this is eternal.
To be in the records of the Lamb’s Book of Life has no comparison to being in the Who’s Who of this world whatever field that may be in.
We were not created to carve out a name for ourselves but rather that we may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called us out of darkness into His marvelous light.
John the Baptist put it simply – “He must increase, but I must decrease”.
We should practice that.