“Your boasting is not good. Don’t you know that a little yeast works through the whole batch of dough?” – 1 Corinthians 5:6.
Police had an easy time tracking down Floridian Mack Yearwood, wanted in connection with an assault that took place over Labor Day weekend 2016, after he used his own wanted poster as his Facebook profile picture. One of Yearwood’s friends commented “Nice mug shot,” to which the 42-year-old Yearwood braggingly responded “Thanks buddy!”
Police in Stuart, Florida, north of Miami, used Yearwood’s Facebook to track him to his brother’s house, where he was arrested. According to the arresting officers, a bag of marijuana tumbled out of the Yearwood’s pocket as he was handcuffed, and he politely asked the cops not to charge him for possession.
Writing on the Stuart Police Department Facebook page, Cpl. Brian Bossio noted: “Facebook is a great way to communicate and connect with old friends and family… If you are wanted by the police, it’s probably not a good idea to use the ‘Wanted of the Week’ poster of yourself as your profile pic.”
Boasting is foolish pride and the Lord hates to see pride in our lives. Today in prayer, confess and pride in your life and seek to live a life of humility.
“Grace puts its hand on the boasting mouth, and shuts it once for all.” – Charles H. Spurgeon.
God’s Word: “As it is, you boast and brag. All such boasting is evil.” – James 4:16.