It's one thing to brag about your kid's soccer team.
It's worse to brag about how good you are at something or about how big your house is.
But it seems like the worst kind of bragging is what we see in the first verse of Psalm 52 - someone bragging about what is evil.
When I read that I thought of all the celebrities over the years that have bragged about some of the wicked things they have done, or about their drug or alcohol abuse, or the number of women they've been with.
Ugh! We read over and over throughout scripture that God hates the proud or stands against the proud. Yet somehow, in today's society, we have come to the place where we celebrate the "proud" even when what they are proud of is not something that is good or godly. Verse 3 is lived out in front of us day after day. "You love evil instead of good, lying instead of speaking truthfully."
In contrast, our boasting should be "God's faithful love is constant." v.1 HCSB
8 But as for me, I am like a green olive tree in the house of God; I trust in the lovingkindness of God forever and ever. 9 I will give You thanks forever, because You have done it,
Let your boasting this week be a testimony of God's goodness and faithful love.