Have you ever found yourself boasting about yourself or something you think is just THE BEST? I’ll answer the question for you – yes. I know I have.
Rather than ourselves, God has given us something to boast about. Something better. Something true.
Jeremiah 9:23-24 – Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”
The Lord loves to hear us boast! Not in our own excellence, accomplishments, or wealth, but in HIM. Humbly giving Jesus all of our praise and celebrating who He is, what He has done, and what He will do is truly something to boast about.
Who Jesus is: Jesus is God! Read John 6: 25-40.
What Jesus has done: Jesus has saved us from the penalty of our sins. He has paid our debt, accomplished victory over death, and given us eternal life and His righteousness. Read John 3:14-17; 2 Corinthians 4:13-15; 2 Corinthians 5:20-21.
What Jesus will do: Jesus will return. He will set all things right in His perfect justice. He will wipe every tear from our eyes, and sin and darkness will be no more. Read John 14:3; Revelayion 1:7; Revelation 21:4.
I am so thankful that God has given me the ability to comprehend His truths in Scripture. I see His great loyalty in my life that I clearly do not deserve. I will boast in Jesus and the gospel everyday! I will praise Him for the steadfast love He shows the world. Such Good News!
How can you be boasting in the Lord today?