Anytime you hear me or anyone else talking about what "I've" done for this club, and how much "I" contributed, and how "I" are responsible for this or that, you should stop thy conversation and rebuke pride. None of us have anything to boast about, God built this club. If we have anything to boast about let us boast in Christ (1st Corinthians 1:28-31)

Anyone who is comfortable with themselves and their achievements has no need to advertise them. I think of Jim Big Beard Cramer who when he talks about the remarkable achievements in California, talks about how God has done this, God has done that. Give credit where credit is due, don't steal it for yourself. God is building this club, if we build it we are building it in vain. Psalm 127:1 Unless the Lord builds the house, They labor in vain who build it; Unless the Lord guards the city, The watchman keeps awake in vain.

Don't allow anyone in this club to make their religion worthless by losing control of their tongue and bragging about something they've done, James 1:26. If anyone starts praising themselves for what they've done for this club, tell them to read Proverbs 27:2.

The world isn't supposed to see you when they see what Christ has done for you or through you. It's not the man, it's the mission. We don't glorify the man, we glorify God. We are trying to eclipse God when we try to get people more interested in what we have done than what God is doing. Galations 6:14 As for me, may I never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of that cross, my interest in this world has been crucified, and the world's interest in me has also died.

We are to operate in Love as Christians. 1 Corinthians 13 says Love is patient and kind, love does not brag and is not arrogant,
does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered.

Without love, all our accomplishments are nothing. And boasting makes them nothing. Boast in God!

March 15, 2014 — James Johnson

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