We love boasting. We don’t like to admit that, but we love boasting about ourselves. There’s an NFL touchdown dance living in every one of our hearts. We want to stand out. We want people to notice what we do. There’s nothing worse than doing something great (at least in our opinion!) and not receiving any praise for it. We are so self-centered, aren’t we? We love boasting.
So go ahead and boast, just not about you. By God’s grace, let’s learn to say with Paul, “May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world” (Galatians 6:14). If you like boasting, if your heart loves talking about what’s great in your life, then boast about Jesus. “Jesus is great.” “My God is the best!” “Our God is an awesome God!” If you want reasons to feel good about yourself, remember, “Jesus died on the cross for me.” “Jesus forgives me.” “Jesus loves me!” Go ahead. Keep on boasting—boasting in the cross of Jesus.