What, then, is there to boast about? That has been eliminated. On what principle? On that of actions? No, but on the principle of faith.
Boastful ones will not stand before you; you hate all those who practice wickedness.
1 Corinthians 4:7
For who makes you superior? What do you have that you did not receive? And if you did receive it, why do you boast as though you did not receive it?
So Zebul replied, "Right... So where's your boasting now? You said, "Who is Abimelech? Should we serve him?' Isn't this the army that you insulted? So go out right now and fight them!"
For if Abraham was justified by actions, he would have had something to boast about though not before God.
and not the result of actions, to put a stop to all boasting.
1 Corinthians 9:16
For if I preach the gospel, I have nothing to boast about, for this obligation has been entrusted to me. How terrible it would be for me if I didn't preach the gospel!
2 Corinthians 10:16
Then we can preach the gospel in the regions far beyond you without boasting about things already accomplished by someone else.
2 Corinthians 12:5
I will boast about this man, but as for myself I will boast only about my weaknesses.