14 May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which[a] the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
What a reminder this is. Today’s world is all about self-gratification and self-promotion. It reminds me of the funny line from Will Ferrel’s movie Anchor Man. “Hey everyone! Come see how good I look!” We are so focused on promoting our own cause that we lose sight of the CAUSE of life: Jesus. I’m not to lie, I fall into it too, because everyone wants to look good, but we need to be careful when we do this. We have to remember it is not about us. It’s not what we ourselves are about.
It is really easy to talk ourselves up. Why though? Everything we have is because God gifted it to us anyways, yet we take the credit. Why then is it so hard to talk up Christ in our non-church friend group? In all honesty, it should be a lot easier to talk up and boast about our incredible God than to talk up ourselves.
Case in point: He created everything that you see. We didn’t. He rose from the grave. I don’t think we can say anything close to that about us.
It’s rather what we do through Christ. Let us boast in that. Let us show others not what we do but what God has done in us.
Such a great reminder. It’s not about me. It’s not about you. It’s about Jesus.