“Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends. (2 Corinthians 10:17-18 ESV)
Hymn ELH 523:1,4 In the Cross of Christ I Glory
In the cross of Christ I glory,
Tow’ring o’er the wrecks of time.
All the light of sacred story
Gathers round its head sublime.
Bane and blessing, pain and pleasure,
By the cross are sanctified;
Peace is there that knows no measure,
Joys that through all time abide.
Heavenly Father, thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus, to pay for all my sins. When I am tempted to boast about myself, help me to remember my state of hopelessness without Christ and to boast instead of His mercy and love for me and all people. In His name I pray. Amen.