What’s your claim to fame? What is your trademark?
- An exclusive address and club membership?
- The degrees after your name? And the institutions of learning attended?
- A reputation as a tough, street-wise winner in a competitive field?
- Being in high demand on the speaking circuit?
Like the guy said, “Lord, it’s tough to be humble when you are so good!” Or, “If you got it, flaunt it!”
With subtle undertones of course. It’s not “urbane” to be garish.
Let’s admit it… It’s kind of nice to be:
- Put in a special category
- Thought of as one who is just a cut above the rest
Except it is not God’s way for us. Paul writes:
“God forbid that I should boast about anything or anybody except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ… The world is a dead thing to me and I am a dead man to the world.” (Galatians 6:14 – Phillips Translation)
“I determined to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ, and Him crucified.” ( 1 Corinthians 2:2)
As “strangers and pilgrims” on this earth, our only “claim to fame” can be that we belong to Jesus Christ.
Anything more is evidence of a life insidiously infected with pride.