In Proverbs 27:2 we read, “Let another praise you, and not your own mouth.” In other words, we should not be tooting our own horns. The apostle Paul proclaims, “Let him who boasts boast in the Lord” (2 Corinthians 10:17). Our only reason for boasting lies in the Lord. Without God’s gracious gifts, we are nothing, have nothing, and can accomplish nothing. Let the “self-made-man” examine his life, and he will see that without intelligence, ambition, ingenuity, and helpful people along the way, he would not have attained the success that he enjoys. All these are gifts from God. Well-being in any area of our lives can be traced back to the goodness of God who so tenderly watches over us and provides for our needs.
About this blog
Welcome to my running online dialog on matters of our life together in faith community at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church—where the grace of Christ Jesus our Lord engages each of us and, in turn, sends us out to engage others with that grace as well. I look forward to learning and growing together.
- Pastor Steve Wachtman