Boastful Banter

His life is either amazingly fabulous or disastrously woeful

Galatians 6:11-18

Reference: 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 NIV)

Explore: I’m very close to changing my Facebook so I don’t get one of my friends’ status updates. He’s one of those people who takes everything to the extreme.

His life is either amazingly fabulous or disastrously woeful. He’s an avid poster of everything that is happening in his life and does anything to illicit a response.

On a number of occasions I have thought about stopping his posts from coming into my feed, but I’ve come to realise my frustration says more about me than him. While I find he is boastful in what he writes, I believe that if I‘m truly comfortable with my own life then I wouldn’t feel intimidated by his.

Application: Some people have the persuasion to boast more than others, but I think too often we hold back on boasting about God. If we were confident in the power of God in our lives then we would not shy away from telling people about it.

We’re so quick to boast about earthly achievements but what about our spiritual developments? Let’s be clear, our life in Christ is definitely worth boasting about. Let’s live in such a way that people can see how great our God is.

Prayer: Lord, Your love is amazing. You give us life like no other. May our lives shout of Your glory. Amen.

How can you boast of Jesus today?

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This article was written by Linda Bailey

Linda started theological studies in 1999 in Australia. After working for ten years in various church ministries, she now works as the breakfast producer at 89.9 LightFM - the Christian radio station in Melbourne, Australia. She writes blogs every day about passages she is currently reading in the Bible. Follow her on Google Plus +Linda Bailey or Facebook by clicking the like button on the right of this page.