October 22: Stop Your Boasting

Romans 3:27. Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. 

boasting: pride, glorying, rejoicing.

Some of the things we boast in:

 

Our busyness.

Our boredom.

 

Our tiredness.

Our energy.

 

Our style.

Not caring about style.

 

How funny we are.

How serious we are.

 

Our politics.

Avoiding of politics.

 

Our morality.

Our debauchery.

 

Our luxurious life.

Our simple life.

 

Our awesome parenting.

Our “I’m such a train wreck as a parent” parenting.

 

Our new job.

Our retirement.

 

Our “likes” on Facebook.

Our “I don’t do social media.”

 

Our new hair-do.

Our messy bun.

 

Our ability to argue our point.

Our ability to not argue our point.

 

How much we help at church.

How spiritual we are without church.

 

Our outrage.

Our calm.

 

Our self control.

Our passion.

 

Our race.

How blind we are to race.

 

Our happy life.

Our sad life.

 

What we should boast in:

Christ.

 

Romans 3:27-28. Then what becomes of our boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? By a law of works? No, but by the law of faith. 28 For we hold that one is justified by faith apart from works of the law.

We boast in whatever it is that gives us our value or worth. We boast in whatever our faith is in. This is the law of faith. “To live is Christ” eliminates all boasting other than boasting in Christ and his work in your life. Faith in Christ and his righteousness means no more self righteousness. In its place we find the freedom to love unconditionally and without manipulation, knowing that we are forever safe in Christ.

What do you boast in? How can your union with Christ begin to eliminate your boasting?

 

 

 

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