As we will continue to see in this week’s passage of 1 Corinthians, spiritual pride and boasting are signs of spiritual immaturity and a sure sign that we are not seeing things with the proper perspective that only the lens of the gospel can give. But when we see our sin and weakness and Christ’s sacrifice for us clearly, this is how we begin to see things:
When I survey the wondrous cross
On which the Prince of Glory died
My richest gain I count but loss
And pour contempt on all my pride
Forbid it, Lord, that I should boast
Save in the death of Christ, my God
Paul wants the Corinthians (and us) to “pour contempt on all our pride” and to boast in Christ alone.
“God chose what is foolish in the world to shame the wise; God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong; God chose what is low and despised in the world, even things that are not, to bring to nothing things that are, so that no human being might boast in the presence of God. And because of him you are in Christ Jesus, who became to us wisdom from God, righteousness and sanctification and redemption, so that, as it is written, ‘Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.’” (1 Corinthians 1:27-31)
This Sunday our series, Seeing Everything Through a New Lens, will continue as Moyer Hubbard preaches 1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5. Kenny Clark will be leading our time of sung worship. Would you pray for each as they prepare?
And pray for our Grace family, that we would keep growing up in God’s word.
See you Sunday. Let’s come hungry!