Let us boast in the Lord

He is the one you praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes.

Deuteronomy 10:21

Life obviously doesn’t work without having something to brag about. The athlete brags about his strength. An old sick woman brags about her many illnesses and her weaknesses. The rich man brags about his wealth, and the poor man lets everyone he meets know how hard it is for him. Everyone must have something to brag about. As far as I know, this is the only saying that has been created in our time: “He who boasts, has more than life.”

Our text was spoken by old Moses. It seems to me that the Holy Spirit allowed this experienced, old and wise man to have regard for our weakness. “Okay,” he says, “do you have a need to boast? Then I will tell you what you will boast about: God who has revealed himself, our Lord and Redeemer, is worthy to boast about. ‘He is your glory, your God’!”

This is wonderful advice! Because everything that we normally pride ourselves on is so insignificant and fleeting, and often foolish. Is there anything in heaven or on earth that would be more glorious, more beautiful and more wonderful than the majesty, love and splendor of God? Is there anything more miraculous than that he bent down to us, that he sought us out, redeemed us and delivered us through his Son, our Lord, Jesus Christ?! That is why we want to celebrate him in our hearts and with our mouths.

Then we will experience how this celebration lifts us above the lowliness and misery of things that often needlessly fill and move us.

Paul adopted the word of Moses for himself, saying: “Whoever wants to boast, let him boast in the Lord.”

Lord, delight our hearts to praise you! Amen

 

Wilhelm Busch – taken from Biblija 365 app

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