No bragging rights except to praise the Lord!

I will go in the strength of the Lord GOD: I will make mention of thy righteousness, even of thine only. Psalm 71:16

I go in God’s strength, not my own. Therefore nothing is impossible for me.

I am clothed in the righteousness of Christ: His righteousness, not my own, for my own righteousness is incomplete.

Jesus said, Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. John 15:4-5

Without Jesus, I can do nothing. In Him I can do everything.

But unto them which are called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God, and the wisdom of God. Because the foolishness of God is wiser than men; and the weakness of God is stronger than men. For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called: but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are: that no flesh should glory in his presence. But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption: that, according as it is written, He that glorieth, let him glory in the Lord. 1 Corinthians 1:30-31

Jesus is my wisdom, righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; to wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him. 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

We are made the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus.

It’s all from God. It’s all by God’s grace. It’s all because God loves us. We have no bragging rights except to praise the Lord and glorify Him. He who glories, let him glory in the Lord.

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About Monica Miller

Monica Miller is a wife, homemaker, reader, writer, violinist, and whatever else God has her be at the time.
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2 Responses to No bragging rights except to praise the Lord!

  1. Katina says:

    Woo hoo! What a freeing proclamation!

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