In our through-the-Bible survey of sin, we come to the very interesting case of King Hezekiah, who simply showed off his riches.
Immediately after flaunting his treasures, the Prophet Isaiah came to him with an ominous message: The time will surely come when everything in your palace, and all that your predecessors have stored up until this day, will be carried off to Babylon. Nothing will be left, says the LORD. — 2 Kings 20:17 NIV.
When I was a missionary in Guatemala, no one would ever flash their riches. If they did, criminals would strike.
We humans show off our cars, beauty, muscles, figure, clothes, watches, fans, likes, basketball skills, manliness… What do we NOT show off? Christians even show off their righteousness in the church.
It’s pride rubbish.
While showing off might bring you a perverse joy of provoking others to envy, it can bring no real good. It corrupts our heart.
We should accept people and love people. We should never be boastful in our actions.