Question 495

By: Robert Serreyn

Question? Do you know where it says Don’t brag in the Bible?

Answer: Yes I do. It is found in Proverbs 27:2

Let another man praise thee, and not thine own mouth; a stranger, and not thine own lips.

Those that like to bring attention to themselves are usually “Self Centered” and “Self Serving” individuals.

Jesus gaves 3 different type of examples in the Book of Matthew where if a person did certain things to GAIN peoples ATTENTION Jesus said that “They Got Their Reward” which was the admiration and praise of people.

Matthew 6:2 Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Matthew 6:5 And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

Matthew 6:16 Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward.

People that REALLY NOTICE the good that you are doing usually will let you know WITHOUT you ever having to “Bring it” to their attention.

In Conclusion:

The best advice that I can give is this… Continue to do the things that you know you should do for the Lord, Don’t go around BOASTING to eveyone how much of this or that you did (Nobody likes a braggart) and EVENTUALLY somebody will take notice and give you the praise as Proverbs 27:2 says.

The MOST IMPORTANT thing to know IS Jesus Christ as savior, just simply believe that Jesus Christ went to the cross and DIED and shed his blood, was BURIED and three days later RESURRECTED from the dead to pay for your sins.
The moment that you do YOU HAVE (at that second and forever) Everlasting Life which WILL NEVER be taken away no matter what.

-Christ DIED for you – Romans 5:8

-Christ PAID your sins in full – 2 Corinthians 5:21,1 Peter 2:24

-BELIEVE (Trust In Completely) in Christ ALONE as the complete payment of sin for salvation – John 3:16, Acts 16:31, Ephesians 2:8,9

“For the wages(payment) of sin is death (eternal torment in hell); but the GIFT(salvation) of God is eternal life THROUGH Jesus Christ our Lord”. Romans 6:23