“但我断不以别的夸口，只夸我们主耶稣基督的十字架；因这十字架，就我而论，世界已经钉在十字架上；就世界而论，我已经钉在十字架上。” 加拉太书 6:14
As for me, may I never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ. Because of that cross, my interest in this world has been crucified, and the world’s interest in me has also died. G A L AT I A N S 6 : 1 4
What would happen today if you boasted about Jesus? What if, instead of bragging about your own accomplishments or calling attention to your own problems, you spoke boldly and favorably about what Jesus did on the cross? What would you even say if you chose to do this? Why would you even do that? People don’t want to hear you talk about that, do they? Well, many of your friends or family are glad to hear you talk about what’s important to you, right?
What if forgiveness from Jesus through his death on the cross were important to you? Proud parents put their kid’s picture on the fridge because they celebrate their child. A good husband buys flowers because he is honored to be married to his wife. A caring teacher displays a student’s artwork because she loves what was created. None of these people are worried about what others might think. They just feel the need to share and rejoice.
Lord Jesus, thank you for dying on the cross to save me from sin. Let your forgiveness sink to the very core of who I am. Let it overwhelm me today. And let me brag about you a bit. Amen.
In some way today, boast about Jesus.