Boast About This

Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”

Jeremiah 9:23-24

Sitting down for an interview can be nerve-racking. There’s uncertainty about how we’ll come across, if we’ll say something wrong, or if what we have to say even has worth. The most common response when we ask to interview someone and tell their story is this: “I don’t want to make it about me.”

Though this seems like the proper, humble, Christian response, it’s missing the reason for our humility.

Humility has a purpose. As we step into the background, we should be placing someone in the foreground – Our Great God who is powerful enough to use us with all our weaknesses.

Paul speaks to this in 2 Corinthians. He had been praying that God would remove this “thorn in his side,” the thing that humbled him and highlighted his weakness.

But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

2 Corinthians 12:9

We don’t tell stories to put people on display. We tell stories to glorify God, to share our experience of His power, His mercy, His love, His might, His faithfulness, His grace, His redeeming work.

We can boast because we understand and know Him, because He practices steadfast love, justice and righteousness, because He delights in that good work, and because He chooses to involve us.

Hanson Story Team

Peter and Heather Hanson
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