16 But now you rejoice in your boasting. All such boasting is evil.
3 May the LORD cut off all flattering lips, and the tongues that speaks proud boasting,
|1 John 2:16|
16 For everything by the world — the desires of the flesh, the desires of the eye, and the boastful pride of life (or possessions) — is not by the Father, but exists by the world. [For what your flesh and eye desires, and your pride of your life, comes not from the Creator, but comes from the system of the world, ruled by the god of this world, Satan. Whatever you covet is idolatry. Desires (lusts) of the flesh and of the eye are covetousness, which is not even to be named once among true Christians, Eph 5:3,5; and pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. Pro 6:18. From the Word of the Lord within: "Pride can be stating how much you paid for something. So repent out of this foolishness."]
|1 Corinthians 13:4||2 Corinthians 11:30|
30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.
14 But God forbid that I should boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world is crucified to me, and I to the world. [How could the world be crucified to Paul? It is the world that is within every man that Paul writes of being crucified, which world within George Fox wrote a detailed explanation, and which is the world in the Book of Revelation that is purged of Babylon and sin — or crucified. From the Word of the Lord within: "The world in every man is destroyed by the Lord. I am He who destroys the world."]
|Psalms 94:4,5:5 |
4 How long will they utter and speak hard things? and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves?
5 The boastful shall not stand in your sight; you hate all workers of iniquity.