QTVOTD: Only boast in the Lord…

“But it is from Him that you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God [revealing His plan of salvation], and righteousness [making us acceptable to God], and sanctification [making us holy and setting us apart for God], and redemption [providing our ransom from the penalty for sin], so then, as it is written [in Scripture], “He who boasts and glories, let him boast and glory in the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 1:30-31 ->me: What a culmination of my previous 2 quiet times!  Until you have been called, the gospel is foolishness and a stumbling block (hard to comprehend without faith).  Those who are called are lowly in spirit and not prestigious…so that God will be the One glorified when His work is done.  God CHOOSES the foolish and the weak of this human world to shame the wise and the strong.  It is because of the work on the cross that I am given a place in Jesus, who has become our wisdom through His Spirit, a righteousness we don’t deserve, and given a Holiness in sanctification that would could never achieve ourselves; so we have been saved from God’s wrath at the end of time.  So…where does all of the glory and boasting go? To the One Who works in the smallest and weakest to accomplish His great work.  I must realize that man’s opinion means nothing; God’s opinion is the only that matters.  His Character is spelled out through His word which is entirely sufficient.

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