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Integrity Moments - July 23, 2010

  • 2010 Jul 23


A Boastful Beating 
by Rick Boxx
July 23, 2010

In 6th grade I desperately wanted to impress the girls next door. It seemed like the perfect opportunity presented itself when my softball team defeated the opposing team. I thought boasting about my pitching, and our victory, might impress these young ladies.

Instead, I learned that they were sweet on the pitcher of the other team. The next day, after school, the other players were waiting for me. My boasting cost me quite a beating.

James 3:5 teaches, "The tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boasts. Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark."

In our competitive business world it's easy to want to impress others with boasting about our victories. Remember, however, that it comes with great risks.

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