Boast or Bragg

1Co 1:29  so that no man may boast before God.

1Co 1:30  But by His doing you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, and righteousness and sanctification, and redemption,

1Co 1:31  so that, just as it is written, “LET HIM WHO BOASTS, BOAST IN THE LORD.”

Some people may boast about their accomplishments or wisdom but they have no right.  No man may boast about himself because as we said before God is nullifying the things that are.  Whatever man is at the top of his field, God has made life so that only He will receive the glory.  Man’s works have been nullified by the way He has made things.

Why do we not boast?  God is the only wisdom the only power and the greatest at both.  It is arrogant to think that we can measure up, that we can be on the same level.  Man wants to be god.  He says, ‘Look what we’ve done, too, God aren’t we gods just like you said?’ Rather they are just trying to take over the earth and the universe and exclude God completely.  That’s arrogant.  Instead we should be humble and let God be God and we should be ourselves- without power.

Why be humble you say?  Because God wants us to understand who He is and who we are.  God is all powerful and omniscient.  We cannot possibly compare to Him.  He made us and the earth and universe and we having humble gifts are no match for God and the world prepares for the sudden withdrawal of God from us!

Vs.30:  Christians are united in His body physically, spiritually and the Church is His body.  We are united with God as the head.  The rest of the verse…..  Do you admit these things? : that God is wisdom.  He has given us His righteousness.  He sanctifies us more and more and makes us holy.  He has won our redemption by Christ’s death on the Cross.  His death paid for our sins we are no longer guilty of them.  If you do admit them, you are close to God’s salvation.

These things are the Lord’s work like salvation, God is all wise and we have wisdom because of Him.  He is all love and because of this we can love.  God has even made a place for boasters.  There are some, who can boast in the Lord.  In what He has done and what He is doing teaching us His Word, to love and to forgive.  He teaches us the truth and where it may be found.  We have learned who to listen to and to not be deceived by anyone.

Do you want wisdom?  Do you feel despised?  Is the world not enough?  Is it weak?  You can take the changes you need.  You can accept redemption.  You can ask God into your heart and give your life to Him!  Repent of your sins, seek forgiveness, be sorry!  God, Jesus is enough.  You can have a life worth living and an honorable one.  No matter where you have been or what you have done.  God can lift you up to being something live again.

God has done it this way- the only way and no other life will produce eternal life of the enjoyable kind- that is what the Bible says.  God is alone good, merciful, love.  He made Jesus wisdom and redemption for us.  You have a choice but it is only through Jesus.  All philosophies and religions are an illusion.  This is the Way of Salvation.  Trusting in Jesus life, death, words for the forgiveness of sins is the way to go.


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