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As for me, may I never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Galatians 6:14

There was clearly a lot of boasting going on amongst the Galatians! There were those who boasted of the fact that they continued to keep the Jewish law. They continued to practice circumcision and to stand by the Old Testament law. They were convinced that they were doing extremely well, and looked down their noses at Paul, who was firmly opposed to circumcision for Christians and who spoke constantly about the inadequacies of the law. Paul was keen to do his own boasting but that was focused entirely upon the cross of Christ. For him, what Christ had done on the cross was all important. Through the cross he had found true freedom and a wonderful new life.

I wonder when you last boasted. You were so proud of something that had happened in your life, or in someone close to you, that you just couldn’t wait for the opportunity to tell other people about it. I visited a couple yesterday and they couldn’t wait to tell me all about their grandson and his progress. He is two years old and extremely bright and they were thrilled to tell me all about his recent exploits. It was delightful and I was happy to hear all about it. Boasting is a natural activity when we are thrilled about something, and that describes Paul perfectly. He was so thrilled about the new life he had found in Christ that he was eager for everyone to hear about it.

Boasting is encouraged in many parts of the Bible. In Jeremiah we hear God saying: “But those who wish to boast should boast in this alone: that they truly know me and understand that I am the LORD who demonstrates unfailing love and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth” (Jeremiah 9:24). In Psalm 34:2, King David proclaimed: “I will boast only in the LORD.” Boasting of how wonderful we are and of our great achievements is always foolish, but boasting of the Lord is always a blessing.

How could you become better at boasting about the Lord?

Lord God, thank you for all that you have done for me. Help me to become increasingly proud of all that you have done. Amen


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