Illustration results for bragging
Dont brag about your ancestors. Give your descendants something to brag about.
True Confession and Repentance:
True confession is not the mere mental assent that we
have done wrong, for even a thief will admit he’s done
wrong in the bragging of his accomplishments. No,
confession means seeing and agreeing with God how our
sins have harmed us and others. It is pouring out our
shame and deep sorrow to the Lord over our misdeeds.
It is repenting of our evil ways, turning around and
doing what’s right and good, and it’s seeking
reconciliation with others and our God.
This is repentance the leads to life, whereas the
thief’s boasting leads only to further alienation
from God. As the Bible says, “Godly sorrow brings
repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no
regret, but worldly sorrow brings death”
“People are always more encouraged when we share how God’s grace helped us in weakness than when we brag about our strengths.” Rick Warren - The Purpose Driven Life
Raymond P. Murray- Wanted
The great want of this age is men: Men who are not for sale; Men who will condemn wrong in friend or foe- in themselves as well as others; Men whose consciences are as steady as the needle to the pole; Men who will stand for the right though the heavens totter and the earth reels; Men who can tell the truth and look the world right in the eye; Men who neither brag nor run; Men who neither flag nor flinch; Men who can have courage without shouting it; Men in whom the hope of everlasting life still runs deep and strong; Men who know their message and tell it; Men who know their business and att...
"It’s not bragging if you can do it."
"Bragging may not bring happiness, but no man having caught a large fish goes home through an alley."
A 20th wedding anniversary is difficult to celebrate. Its too soon to brag and too late to complain.
D.L. MOODY ON GRACE
D.L. Moody was an American evangelist (February 5, 1837 - December 22, 1899 - 62 years). Moody said: "Grace isn't a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It's a way to live. The law tells me how crooked I am. Grace comes along and straightens me out."
He also said: "It is well that man cannot save himself; for if a man could only work his own way to Heaven, you would never hear the last of it. Why, if a man happens to get a little ahead of his fellows and scrapes a few thousands of dollars together, you'll hear him boast of being a self-made man. I've heard so much of this sort of talk that I am sick and tire...
Do you think television doesn’t have a strong influence on young people? MTV knows otherwise.
A recent self-promotional ad in an advertising trade publication brags, "Any channel can deliver eyeballs. But how many can include hearts and minds?"
In another ad, MTV calls itself "not a TV channel, but a cultural force." Still another and perhaps even more revealing ad shows a young man relaxed in an armchair with his remote control. The ad copy tells us this man is the "opinion leader" among his friends. The headline declares, "Buy this 24-year-old and get all his friends absolutely free." -- Advertising Age, 7/28/93
“Fasting can be a form of body praying… [But] fasting has nearly ceased to be practiced among us as a religious duty. It has been replaced by other forms of self-denial. One of the most common of those among us is dieting, which is largely cosmetic and therapeutic. What is there to say about it? Perhaps only this: How much happier we should all be if persons who diet would just shut up about it!...The couplet that used to be quoted to those who quit smoking could well be modified and recited for dieters:
‘Giving up eating too much isn’t enough,
It’s giving up bragging about it that’s tough.’”
[John C. Purdy, “Returning God’s Call, 51]