Magazines and self-help books overflow with clever suggestions to help us feel better about ourselves, but the Bible has a different message. Pride and self-importance cause division in the Church, robbing God of His glory. Alistair Begg teaches that biblical self-image admits that we are merely sinners saved by grace, and therefore, boasting is foolishness.
6I have applied all these things to myself and Apollos for your benefit, brothers,1 that you may learn by us not to go beyond what is written, that none of you may be puffed up in favor of one against another. 7For who sees anything different in you? What do you have that you did not receive? If then you received it, why do you boast as if you did not receive it?
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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.