Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.
—2 Corinthians 10:17
Marilyn vos Savant has the highest IQ ever recorded: 228.
Moustafa Ismail bench presses 600 pounds and holds the Guinness World Record for the largest biceps: 31 inches.
Jeff Bezos is the richest person on the planet: $175.3 billion at this writing.
But we don’t have to be out-of-this-world smart, strong, or rich to think of ourselves more highly than we should and to boast of our achievements.
Through Jeremiah, the Lord said: “Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understand and knows me . . . for in these I delight” (Jer 9:23–24).
Humility is the foundation
of most other virtues.