There are many references to bragging in the Bible. Proverbs 27:1 – do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring. Jeremiah 9:23 – let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the might man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches. There are several more references that discuss the act of bragging and why it’s not something that should be entertained. Oftentimes Christians believe that boasting is purely showing your pride and glorifying yourself. However, boasting oneself takes away from the glory of the Lord. Those who see God’s glory being disassembled also believe that Christians should let God be the one who is encouraging others.
It's important that Christians identify the difference between being blessed and bragging. While your hard work may have earned some great perks, it’s important to remember the bigger picture – everyone else doesn’t have the same opportunities or circumstances that you have.