'Boasting' in the Bible
We have heard of Moab’s pride—how very proud he is—his haughtiness, his pride, his arrogance,and his empty boasting.
I am against those who prophesy false dreams”—the Lord’s declaration—“telling them and leading My people astray with their falsehoods and their boasting. It was not I who sent or commanded them, and they are of no benefit at all to these people”—this is the Lord’s declaration.
Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By one of works? No, on the contrary, by a law of faith.
Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast permeates the whole batch of dough?
For if I have made any boast to him about you, I have not been embarrassed; but as I have spoken everything to you in truth, so our boasting to Titus has also turned out to be the truth.
Therefore, show them proof before the churches of your love and of our boasting about you.
But I sent the brothers so our boasting about you in the matter would not prove empty, and so you would be prepared just as I said.
so that we may proclaim the good news to the regions beyond you, not boasting about what has already been done in someone else’s area of ministry.
As the truth of Christ is in me, this boasting of mine will not be stopped in the regions of Achaia.
But I will continue to do what I am doing, in order to deny the opportunity of those who want an opportunity to be regarded just as our equals in what they boast about.
What I say in this matter of boasting, I don’t speak as the Lord would, but foolishly.
If boasting is necessary, I will boast about my weaknesses.
But each person should examine his own work, and then he will have a reason for boasting in himself alone, and not in respect to someone else.
For who is our hope or joy or crown of boasting in the presence of our Lord Jesus at His coming? Is it not you?