The Bible passage for meditation, prayer, and reflection for the week of September 24-30, 2017, is Proverbs 27:1-3. Most of the book of Proverbs is attributed to King Solomon who was extensively known for his wisdom, which was a gift from the Lord. Important to remember, however, is that Solomon lacked a solid relationship with Christ, often failing to follow the instructions given by the Lord, which led to Israel’s downfall.
Do not boast of [yourself and] tomorrow, for you know not what a day may bring forth. Let another man praise you, and not your own mouth; a stranger, and not your own lips. Stone is heavy and sand weighty, but a fool’s [unreasoning] wrath is heavier and more intolerable than both of them. (Proverbs 27:1-3, AMP)
Are you a bragger? Do you let others boast about your accomplishments or do you personally boast? We are to acknowledge the work we have done, the accomplishments we have made and then move on to our next project. It can be difficult to discern between acknowledging our work and bragging about our work. Carefully examine your actions and words this week and seek change if necessary. Are you a bragger?