Only the Weak Should Boast

Richard Waialeale

2 Corinthians 11:30 (NIV)
30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.
The people of Corinth, like any where else today, were used to hearing people boast about their accomplishments. This is not what people expected to hear. For Paul it was more about his character, about being like Jesus, and how Jesus suffered. The reason Paul boasted about his weakness was to emulate Christ. It was more of a character issue then boasting about accomplishment. If you’re a parent, especially for dad’s, your kids are not concerned about your accomplishments. The truth is our kids don't care about our accomplishments. What really impacts their lives, the real heritage or legacy that we have to give to them is our character.
Paul turns it up-side-down when he talks about his weakness. It shows the character of a person who loves Jesus and chooses to be in His image. I may not want to boast about my weaknesses but I do want to be in his image. This may lead to talking about my weakness because of Christ. Whatever I do say, do it not for my own self image, but to show people Jesus. The best thing I can do for anyone is to point them to Christ. Always keep that in mind before bragging about my accomplishments.
Lord I pray to control my tongue and keep my eyes on Jesus. I pray for the courage and boldness to talk about Jesus whenever the opportunity arises and that I can represent the heart of Christ wherever I go. In His Precious Name I Pray All These Things. Amen.

Devotions for April 11

1 Samuel 11,12
1 Chronicles 1
2 Corinthians 11

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