Do not humiliate yourself by boasting because you think you are someone to brag about.
Published August 11th, 2018; Updated August 11th, 2018
Main point summary
Boasting in his exaltation causes the rich to be humiliated and then he dies. As the sun gives forth scorching heat the beauty perishes and the rich man fades away in his search for more.
Let the lowly brother boast in his exaltation,
and r the rich in his humiliation,
because s like a flower of the grass 1
he will pass away.
For the sun rises with its scorching heat and t withers the grass;
its flower falls,
and its beauty perishes.
So also will the rich man fade away in the midst of his pursuits.