Sometime this week I was on my way out and I boarded a mini-sized bus (the one known as Korope in this clime). It happened that I was the first passenger on the bus so I had the luxury of choosing which of the seats I preferred. I decided to sit in front, right beside the driver.
As soon as the journey commenced, he started asking for money, this was because he didn’t have a conductor. Usual right? Lol! Some moments into gathering the passengers’ fare, a drama began! An argument erupted about who hasn’t paid his or her fare.
Everyone on the bus tried their best to explain how they’ve sorted out the payment but the driver refused to calm down. He kept emphasizing the fact that ‘his’ money wasn’t complete. Soon enough, he became furious and started threatening and proclaiming how his god, Sango (the god of iron) would punish anyone who dares exploit him for his hard-earned money.
1 Corinthians 1:31 Therefore, as it is written, “Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.”
The word boast in itself has quite a number of meanings. For me to drive my point home, here’s a perfect definition that best suits the direction we’re taking:
to proudly tell other people about what you or someone connected with you has done or can do.
How often do you talk about some of the things God has done for you? From the unbelievable ones to the expected ones? Are you confident in the capacity, ability, and power of the Father?
Galatians 6:14 But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.
Paul in the scripture above exclusively permitted himself to boast in the finished work of Christ on the cross. He chose to be confident in all that Christ had already done in him, for him it became a place of satisfaction.
Today, decide what, who and where you choose to place your confidence. This is what keeps you going on days when fear comes knocking, raising its ugly head to challenge all you proclaim and speak about. So, where’s your boast?
Psalm 20:7 Some nations boast of their chariots and horses, but we boast in the name of the LORD our God.