We are proud of our son for being able to write his name, and my wife was boasting that she helped him learn to write it. Ultimately, we both know it's from God that he is able to learn this skill and my wife has the ability to teach him.
I know that pride and boasting in ourselves is not good (see verses), but as long as we ultimately acknowledge God in our pride and boasting, is it acceptable to do this?
23 This is what the LORD says:
“Let not the wise boast of their wisdom
or the strong boast of their strength
or the rich boast of their riches,
24 but let the one who boasts boast about this:
that they have the understanding to know me,
that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness,
justice and righteousness on earth,
for in these I delight,”
declares the LORD.
6 But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says:
“God opposes the proud
but shows favor to the humble.”