As I was growing up, I was taught to care what others think about me. It wasn’t said outright but with things like “wear your best to worship on Sundays” among other things. Even today I catch myself thinking about what others will think when I get dressed and not just on Sundays.
I remember this when I see the turkeys on our farm.
The males always puff up for the females. This morning there were 2 males vying for 3 females. They puff up all their feathers. They put on their Sunday best.
Kind of like we do.
1 Corinthians 4:7 says, “What are you so puffed up about? What do you have that God hasn’t given you? And if all you have is from God, why act as though you are so great, and as though you have accomplished something on your own?” (TLB)
Nothing I have is mine. I cannot do anything on my own.
What do I have to be puffed up about?