If I am reading the Scripture correctly, the Lord is not really fond of this type of behavior. Consider Psalm 5:5 (here @ Bible Gateway) and 1 Peter 5:5 – 6 (here @ Bible Gateway). Those are not the only places the idea appears in the Word but they are good starting places to begin to follow the thread.
1 Peter 5:5 – 6 (here @ Bible Gateway) brings another thought to mind about the relationship between younger men and older men. It is something that I have watched unfold over the past 30 years or so. I will leave that to the next post.
Back to self-promotion – based on just the two verses above, those who are self-impressed, will not stand before God and are resisted by Him.
Based on what I have been able to glean from Bible study over the years, being in a position that the Lord resists renders pretty much all effort futile.
When I read passages like this, it drives me to my knees begging the Lord to deliver me from any hint of self-promotion. David’s prayer in Psalm 139:23 – 24 (here @ Bible Gateway), is a good model. I need deliverance from any notion of self-promotion.