“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud” 1 Corinthians 13:4

Ever heard of the “humblebrag?”  It’s an attempt to boast about how awesome your life is, thinly veiled as humility. Observe:

“Ugh. It’s so hard having a shiny new car, always worrying about that first scratch!”

It’s rampant on social media, but it can also invade church circles.

“My feet are SO tired from standing during the awesome worship this morning!”

It’s ok to be proud of the things going on within the body of Christ, but when we begin to boast, we take the glory away from the One who deserves it and put it on ourselves.

And that, according to scripture, is not cool.

So, make sure that when you tell others about how awesome the Lord is, it’s in an attitude of love, not pride. Because without Him, we really can’t accomplish anything, anyway! Beware the humblebrag!