2 Corinthians 10:17-18
But let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord. To be sure, it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.
Dear Heavenly Father,
All we need for this life comes from you; you are our loving and gracious God. We pray that through faith, we will always boast in you to give you the honor and glory for the great things you have done. Our salvation is entirely from your hand, and we have no part in it. So let us brag about your Son, who came here to suffer our punishment of sin so that we have life and salvation instead of condemnation and death. We rejoice in the salvation he won for us on the cross when we were entirely unworthy to be saved because of our sins. As Paul wrote, not one who commends himself is approved. We boast about your Holy Spirit, who instilled the faith in us to believe that our Savior died for our sins. You commend us through the faith your Spirit began in us; it is by faith alone that we have been saved nothing from ourselves.
Let this always be before us as we journey this life, and let us boast in your salvational work. When we were doomed and separated from you because of our sins, you sent your Son to suffer, then sent your Spirit that we would believe, and he restored us to you. Provide us opportunities to boast to others who do not know you or think somehow, they participate in their salvation, that all would know salvation is all your work. So through faith, they too can boast in you as their Creator, Savior, and Sanctifier. Amen.
Written through Pastor Roger Emmons
When you realize where you began—lost in sins and condemned to hell. How can you not brag about what God has done for you? He pulled you from the trash heap, restored you, and gave you eternal life. Now that is something to boast about.