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Boasting

Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.

1 Corinthians 1:31

There are few things in life which come as naturally to us as boasting. In every age there have been people who made great claim for products they had concocted and they boasted that those mixtures could cure everything. We call them "quacks."

Sometimes we, too, make great claim for ourselves — boasting that we are much better people than we honestly are, much cleverer, can do greater things than we have ever really done. We become "_full of our grandiose selves" (_James 4:6, The Message).

The Bible gives us plenty to boast about — a far greater reason to boast than anything about ourselves. Paul is a great guide in this respect. He loved to boast in the Lord Jesus Christ who had done such good, life-changing things for everyone who trusts and follows him. "Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord" (1 Corinthians 1:31); "But be it far from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Galatians 6:14); "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not of your own doing; it is the gift of God not as a result of works so that no one may boast" (Ephesians 2:9). So let's be "clothed with humility" about ourselves and do all our boasting about our great Saviour.

Prayer

Dear Lord Jesus, let my boasting always be about you. Amen

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