2/05/2014

(1 Corinthians 1:31) “Therefore as it is written: ‘Let him who boasts boast in the Lord.’”


Muhammad Ali, Deion Sanders, Carl Lewis, Richard Sherman.  All were/are fantastic athletes.  The things that they could do in the ring or on the field were/are amazing.  They were/are the best at what they do and they are not afraid to tell people about it.  These men are not only known for being the best but also for their bold statements and for their boasting in their abilities and accomplishments.

 

And yet these men, like all of us, will one day have to stand before God on Judgment Day and answer to him.  And what will they say?  It would seem kind of silly that they would boast, “I was the greatest boxer in the world!” or “I was fastest man in the world!” or “I could cover anyone on the football field!” 

 

In the same way as it would be silly for any of those men to stand before God and boast about their accomplishments it would be just as silly for us.  To stand before God and boast, “I was a hard worker, I did my best, I tried to be a good person, I gave to charities, etc.”   is pointless because all of our works are tainted by sin as the prophet Isaiah says, “all our righteous acts are like filthy rags.”  Because of our sinfulness you and I cannot boast in ourselves or in our works.

 

But there is someone we can boast in.  On that day we stand before God and are looking for something to boast about, boast in Jesus.  We can boast in Jesus’ righteous acts.  We can boast in what He has done for us!  We can boast that He died for us and forgave us for all of our sins!  We can boast that He has kept all of His promises!  We can boast that heaven is ours because of Jesus!

 

My friends, let us boast in Jesus!

 

Daily boasting in Jesus because of all He has done for me, just like you,

 

Pastor Schumann

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