Something Worth Boasting About ~ Romans 5:1-11 ~ 3 April 2016
We all like to be known for something. And many of us like to boast of that very thing – just to make sure others know about it. Having shown the emptiness of all our self-righteous, hypocritical and fleshly boasting, Paul now gives us something worth boasting about. God has so acted in Christ that he has completely altered how and where we stand before him. No longer are we condemned as sinners, we have been justified. No longer are we under the law, we now stand in the grace of God. And in this we rejoice, or boast – in the hope of the glory of God. What’s more, this hope, this glory, and this God, will not put us to shame because his love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit.
Want to be known for something really worthwhile? Try boasting in the hope of the glory of God! You won’t be disappointed.