About the things that pertain to God

“So I boast in Christ Jesus about the things that pertain to God.”

Romans 15.22

Paul’s boasting did not center in his accomplishments, but in what God has wrought in Christ and “what Christ has accomplished” v. 23. Nor did he take credit for the work of others.

Boasting in Christ amounts to praise for what God has done. It requires divesting oneself of all self-importance. It recognizes that all is done “in the power of the Spirit of God” v. 24.

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VOTD: 1 Kings 20.11 ‘Should not boast’

“The king of Israel replied, ‘Tell him the one who puts on his battle gear should not boast like one who is taking it off.'”

1 Kings 20.11

Within the story of the war between Syria and Israel, great ironies lie in Ahab’s phrase.

What truths in this phrase apply to Christians?

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