WHY CHRISTIANS NEED TO BOAST: 3 Solid Reasons

Intro:
Boasting isn’t something you would usually associate with a Christian. It seems prideful and Christians are supposed to be the opposite. In Nigeria, it is not uncommon to see someone introduce himself as Barr. (Dr.) … or Chief (Engr.) …. The person wants you to immediately recognise his status in life. Addressing such a person simply as Mr. … will be considered a serious breach of protocol. Some people, including non-Christians, see this as tacky.

But is boasting always a bad thing or are there are occasions when it is not only permissible but beneficial? This is the question answered below. I feel led to do this post because we are in the last days and the world wants to shut down the voice of the Body of Christ, which is who we are. Many of us are losing the courage to identify as Christians but we shouldn’t allow ourselves to be cowed and muzzled. How does boasting fit into this context? The post explains.

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Different kinds of boasting
There are different kinds of boasting or rather different things one can boast about and not all of them are offensive. For example, in 1 John 2:15-17, the Bible warns us thus:

“15. Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 16. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. 17. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever.” (NLT)

Verse 16 captures the confidence behind the offensive kind of boasting, the kind that is displayed in questions like: “Do you know who I am? Do you know that I have five degrees, including a Ph.D? Do you know how rich I am? Do you know that I can feed a thousand of you for the rest of your life, that I can buy you and your entire village?”

This kind of boasting is misplaced because it is based on a bloated sense of self and a warped understanding of what we should anchor our lives on. For a person’s wealth and achievements can be stripped or rendered worthless in a flash. People have been known to lose billions in a day and if a man’s sanity is lost, his educational qualifications become useless.

Examples abound of billionaires who lost it all, either through bad investments like Sean Quinn who pumped money into Anglo-Irish bank and the shares plummeted landing him in debt, or through lawsuits for fraud as in the case of Elizabeth Holmes, who as CEO of Theranos was worth billions but Forbes estimated her net worth to be zero in 2016 and 2017.

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However, boasting isn’t entirely bad. God Himself says it is not. It all depends on who or what you’re boasting about.

“Thus says the LORD: ‘Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the LORD.”‘ – Jeremiah 9:23-24 (ESV)

We really have nothing to boast about in and of ourselves. But there is Someone we can make our boast in because His circumstances never change- God, the Father, represented by our Lord Jesus. His wisdom and power can never diminish. We can (should, actually) boast of what He means to us. He has loved us with an everlasting love (Jeremiah 31:3), He has gone to great lengths to save us (1 Peter 1:18-21), He has given us all we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1:3) and He is always with us (Matthew 28:20). When the enemy roars, He is our defender (Psalm 59:16); when sickness threatens, He is our physician (1 Peter 2:24); and He is preparing a home for us with Him when this life is over.

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Why we need to boast: 3 Solid Reasons

1. Boasting when rightly done is a form of praise: It is a means of declaring the incomparable attributes of God and His wondrous works. When we boast, we draw attention to the glory and magnificence of our God before a world that often refuses to acknowledge His existence and power.

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2. Boasting builds our faith and that of other believers: It reminds us of our heritage in God, how much He loves us and His infinite capabilities. It reaffirms to us that we are secure in Him and we are always ahead of the enemy. And all this is because we have been redeemed by the blood of Jesus. Without that, we have no connection to God and no privileges with Him to speak of. Our redemption is what makes us special to God and entitles us to boast in Him.

“My soul makes its boast in the LORD; The humble and downtrodden will hear it and rejoice.” – Psalm 34:2 (AMP)

“But God, being [so very] rich in mercy, because of His great and wonderful love with which He loved us, even when we were [spiritually] dead and separated from Him because of our sins, He made us [spiritually] alive together with Christ (for by His grace—His undeserved favor and mercy—you have been saved from God’s judgment). And He raised us up together with Him [when we believed], and seated us with Him in the heavenly places, [because we are] in Christ Jesus” – Ephesians 2:4-6 (AMP).

“13. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ. 19. So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God – Ephesians 2:13,19 (ESV).

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3. Boasting gives us victory over the enemy: The enemy prowls around to scare us, situations conspire to demoralise us, physical and spiritual forces sometimes try to subjugate us. We need to let them know that we know who we belong to- the one and only God, the Creator of the Universe, the King of kings and Lord of lords. This puts the enemy and our troubles in their place – under our feet – for our God is the Omnipotent, Omnipresent and Omniscient God. That was how David defeated and killed Goliath.

“Then said David to the Philistine, Thou comest to me with a sword, and with a spear, and with a shield: but I come to thee in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom thou hast defied. This day will the Lord deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel. And all this assembly shall know that the Lord saveth not with sword and spear: for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give you into our hands.” – 1 Samuel 17:45-47 (KJV)

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Conclusion:
We should not be silent. We should boast in the Lord our God and let everything in creation hear it. We should proclaim that He is and He alone is God. We should announce that He is loving and gracious, not capricious like the gods that others worship, which are hard or impossible to please. We should declare that He has paid the price of sin and made salvation free through His Son, Jesus Christ.

We should tell the world that because we have accepted that free gift of salvation, we are royalty (sons of daughters of the King of all the earth), we are sinless by grace, we are not afraid, we are not confused and we are more than conquerors through Christ who has loved us!

As we make these boasts and live in conformity with them, it may please the Lord to touch the hearts of those who hear and draw some unto Himself. Amen. Hallelujah!

Scriptural references:
“For you, O LORD, are most high over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.” – Psalm 97:9 (ESV)

“Know that the LORD, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.” – Psalm 100:3 (ESV)

“How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension!” – Psalm 147:5 (NLT)

“The LORD is king! He is robed in majesty. Indeed, the LORD is robed in majesty and armed with strength. The world stands firm and cannot be shaken. Your throne, O LORD, has stood from time immemorial. You yourself are from the everlasting past. The floods have risen up, O LORD. The floods have roared like thunder; the floods have lifted their pounding waves. But mightier than the violent raging of the seas, mightier than the breakers on the shore— the LORD above is mightier than these! Your royal laws cannot be changed. Your reign, O LORD, is holy forever and ever.” – Psalm 93:1-5 (NLT)

“Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.” – John 14:1-3 (KJV)

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161 thoughts on “WHY CHRISTIANS NEED TO BOAST: 3 Solid Reasons

  1. This is a truly motivational post. These days it is very easy for even Christians to forget how inadequate they are by themselves. We forget how heavily we rely on God’s over abundant love and grace. It becomes easier to boast about material things that could literally vanish in the twinkle of an eye. I ask, What could be more boast worthy than the love of the creator of the entire universe?? How irrelevant can material things be in the face of a love as pure as that of our heavenly father? I am beloved of The Father and I am so proud to be!!!!
    God bless you, ma, for this beautiful post.

    • Wonderful comment, Joy! It’s true, we are incredibly loved by our heavenly Father. Glory to His holy name!

  2. I have countless times boasted about certain things in life but most of the time, I’m forced by circumstances to make such boastful comments, maybe friends and certain statements and actions from them.
    I pray God forgive me for those times n give me the grace to do His will at all times of my life. Amen.

  3. Edith, this was such a good read! I recently read an excellent article about bragging in Christ. And now I’ve been blessed to read yours which is also excellent, and though different; bears the same godly message. I love to boast in Christ! I love to share about what He has done in my life. My confidence is in Christ only. I’m almost finished with an article on self-worth, which relates to these biblical truths you’ve written. We are only righteous and worthy through Christ, and when we boast or brag about the godliness, all credit must be given to Jesus. It also takes a huge weight off of our shoulders. Thank you Jesus for saving me! Thank you, Edith; I’m looking forward to sharing this on The Silver Lining Facebook ministry page. I love you, my precious sister in Christ! May God bless your life abundantly, in Jesus’ name. ???

    • I’m always so glad to hear from you, Angela. You’re right, we have nothing of our own to boast about. It’s about who we are in the Lord and what He has done for us. May God’s unending goodness be with you and your family in Jesus’ name. ?

  4. Wow.❤This write up just made my evening… Truly, when you boast in the Lord, you move differently, knowing fully well that your soul is secured.. That feeling is just everything?.

  5. Praise God and thank you, ma. This post has indeed uplifted my soul. I feel like going around right now and telling people over and over again about God’s wondrous works in my life. Before I used to think that telling people about how God has helped you to achieve a particular something is being boastful. But now that I know it is not, I will be boastful in God as long as I live.

  6. We cant claim to be Christians when we cant even boast of d One who made us become so. This post is uplifting.

  7. It pleases God when we boast about His glory and goodness, but many Christians are judged because of they boast of the wrong things.

  8. Actually I think there is a very thin line between having self-esteem and being boastful (wrongly), and it is good that we Christians should know when each comes to play in our daily lives.
    I was blessed by David’s reply to Goliath. I pray for such boastful courage in difficult times. Amen

  9. We should always boast in the Lord, being a Christian does not mean that we should always be quiet sometimes we should also show the world the goodness of God in our lives but not in a worldly manner

    • It is very common these days, when you have a little issue with someone, they start showing off themselves. As Christians, boasting should be rightly done, when we boast in the Lord, our blessings multiplies.

  10. You are doing a great job here Ma , initially I thought boasting was wrong in all aspect, but this post opened my eyes to the different objectives of boasting, as Christ didn’t say boasting is wrong if only we boast in Him and not of the things of the earth.

    • Am blessed by the post. I will forever boast in God rather than boasting of worldly achievement . He protects me from all dangers and provides all my needs. i will boast in the lord because he is my alpha and omega.

  11. Indeed I thought boasting was only used to acclaim oneself and undermine others, I’m happy to know we can boast to even shut the devil off! Wonderful!

  12. Wow thank you for this post. It’s an eye opener, I never knew I was supposed to boast about my Father. But now, I can boast about him because he’s got my back and because I love him.

  13. It is a good thing to boast in the Lord, to declare and testify of his good deeds. Thank you Ma for making me understand that as Christans we should boast in a Godly manner as a way to also wins souls for God…

  14. This is very true as a Christian you have all reason to boast in God, some people do feel ashamed of being called Christian because they feel the worldly people are far more better than them but that is a capital lie because your father owns the lend and everything a father has belongs to his child or children. So we are the heir owner of our father’s inheritance which is the ownership of both heaven and earth. Therefore we need not fear.

  15. I agree with you ma, I believe we should continually boast about who we Christians are in Christ. We are to boast that God loved us and sent his son, Jesus to die for our sins and thereby making us alive in Christ. We are to boast that by this we are now children of the most high God. We are to boast of these kind of things because it is a privilege. This will build our confidence as well as the confidence of other Christians and even draw unbelievers to God. Christians should not boast about material possessions, titles or degrees because they are simply mundane and will pass away

  16. Boasting in this context is confidently confessing with understanding not a proud spirit.

    For me, I am a god here on Earth, co-heir to the throne and carry the presence of God my father. What I carry the earth needs, therefore when I radiate, I radiate God’s presence.

  17. I thought that boasting in the Lord is display of pride oh until this morning ma. I will continually boast in the Lord cause He is my strength and in him I have victory and dominion. This post is indeed very educative. From today, i will not be silent.

  18. As christains, Our boastings about our achievements should be done not failing to acknowledge that it is the Lord’s doing so that people will see his glory in us and be attracted to Our God who blesses.

  19. Yes o! I have been blessed by this post. I can boast of the redemption I enjoy in Christ Jesus made possible only by his death on the cross of calvary for the forgiveness of sins, for me and for many. And when I count my blessings one by one, I remember what the Lord has done and I boast of being allowed to bask in his grace as a child of God. I’m overjoyed because I have remembered that I can boast as a Christian. Thank you for reminding me of this truth aunty

  20. This is another great perspective. Boasting gives me that reassurance that God has my back 24/7 and is ready to welcome me at anytime when I derail.
    His marvelous works are so numerous and there are countless reasons to boast of his goodness. I will keep boasting and singing his praise all the days of my life.

  21. Wow! This is indeed a wonderful read. I’ve learnt how to boast in the Lord.

    When you take a good look at your life, you must find reasons to boast in appreciation for God’s goodness in your life.

    Away from the context, I like the colorful presentation of this piece. More ink to your pen ma

  22. What a nice writeup you have here Ma! When we boast in the Lord, it doesn’t only remind us of our heritage in Christ, it equally put the devil a shameful shame.

  23. If we must boast; let us boast in the Lord for it is a form of praise and a means to intimidate satan. This is beautiful, I learnt a lot.

  24. When we boast of God in our life, it means that we have confidence in God and what he represents in our life. Just as the third point says, boasting in God gives us victory over our enemies. This victory is achieved when we boast with confidence in God. The enemy can’t even come close to us when we boast in the lord.

  25. True, this is correct. We boast and glory in the finished work of Jesus. In the sense that we we weren’t deserving and yet he made us deserving of his love and power. This is a whole lot to boast about rather than our own achievement which could puffed us up with pride.

  26. Wow! I love this post, ma. This quickly calls to mind the exact words of Dwight L. Moody ” be humble or you stumble,” put similarly, prov. 16:18 says “pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall .”
    I could recollect when I was small, whenever my dad advised us, he never failed to warn: “the stick that blinds the eyes is never seen by the eyes, for the Bible warns that “he that thinks he stands should take heed lest he falls.”
    A lot of people today have been blessed by God financially and they became arrogant.
    permit me to pontificate with an ecclesiastical finality that the only reason pride raises you up is to erase you.
    May God Almighty ? help us all to always remember his words and most importantly make boast of him to world in other to bring glory to him.
    Am blessed… Kudo ma

  27. How can God’s glory be made manifest? God’s glory is made manifest when we boast in Him. It is our core duty as believers to lift the banner of Jesus on high through his marvelous works in our life. The essence of we being fearfully and wonderfully created is to BOAST in God’s name. So, I can firmly say, “Boasting in God’s name is equal to evangelizing his nature to the world.” – Adiukwu Desire God bless edithohaja.com

  28. My own contribution on this piece is that boasting is not bad but depending on your motive because most individual boast in oder to show off but when we boast we should have the right mindset that if we want to boast we should boast in God by returning all glory to him not our human strength

  29. This post has taught me a lot. We should be proud as Christians and boast of his might, mercies and greatness. We should however not boast in the wrong ways, like of our wealth and achievements or even threaten others with them. Boasting also has certain benefits to us as Christians.

  30. Yes oooooo!!! God bless you ma, I will continue to boast of the lord may him alone be praised forever, Amen. Its also pertinent to note that we should boast because we have bread to eat and others don’t, Remember someone has a bakery and doesn’t not make noise.

  31. When we have a Father who never fails, He who listens and is faithful forever, why should we be silent? Boasting about the luxurious things we own truly doesn’t make sense because everything in life is vanity upon vanity. Why boast about temporary things that will fade away soon when we are not done telling the world about our ETERNAL REDEEMER IS OUR FATHER AND OUR FRIEND? While we boast about our God, let us keep in mind that it is also a medium through which people can be drawn to God.

  32. Most unbelievers tend to brag about certain things they feel they have acquired or the position they have attained without attributing them to God who made it possible. This post has really made me realize the need for Christians to boast in the Lord. That as we are boasting about him we are praising, acknowledging and drawing closer to him, reminding us that we belong to him. That as we boast, we also proclaim the goodness and Glory of our God.

  33. Boasting is a proof of faith and that faith will glorify God as your blessing into existence.

  34. Indeed we need to boast in the Lord, for the one we are talking about is the one that holds the world in existence, HE is the one who determines movement of the cosmos, if we don’t boast with him what else do we have in this life. Our LORD is Great.

  35. Amen! Hallelujah! It is rare to come across this kind of post, in these times where Christians are attacked from all fronts. Yes, I will boast in God. I will boast in His greatness and power! I will shout it loud and let the whole world know that I am a child of God and I am proud of my God. I am proud of being a Christian. The devil can go shoot himself. It changes nothing.

  36. Men are so full of themselves that they boast in their riches and names because of what they have achieved. As children of God we should actually boast but in Christ, He has loved us with an everlasting love. He paid our debt. So I’ll continually boast in HIM alone. Thanks for clearing my doubts ma.

  37. We should indeed boast in the lord, because he is our God, our help in ages past, when we boast about God, we strengthen our faith, earthly things we boast about will fail us, but our God never fails.

  38. I really love this topic,it caught my spirit,most of us don’t really know why we have God. Thank you so much for reminding his importance in our life,nothing in this life or world is worth boasting for except Christ,for without him we are nothing.

  39. While reading this beautiful piece,i remembered something I once saw online,a dialogue between two kids, one asked the other “are you related to anyone famous”?
    The other replied “Yea I often hear my dad calling God ‘father’. And with this post I just read,I ask why I should boast with the world that is dynamic when I have God as my father who is the same yesterday, today and forever.
    Whatever I have today that may cause me to be boastful may not be there tomorrow. So I should only boast with the Lord.

  40. Some Christians are not proud of their Christianities, they feel ashamed to declare God’s supremacy to people that some of them don’t carry their Bibles rather they hide them or make use of their phone Bibles which can easily distract them. We should boast with our God for He is the giver of life and One who gives wisdom and strength.

  41. I’ve never looked at it this way neither would I have associated Christianity with boasting. I am highly enlightened. Now I know I can boast of the goodness of the Lord in my life. Nice one MA.

  42. Boasting is good when you boast about God and God is at the center of it all, he receives all the glory. In another sense, it’s not good to boast about yourself, about your qualifications or achievements. Boasting that is not tamed will lead to pride and pride they say goes before a fall. So we should be boastful if not for any other thing but for Christ Jesus

  43. Thank you ma, for such a wonderful write up. We are all children of God and as such, we should boldly show the world what a great God we serve.

  44. To boast isn’t bad especially when you boast in the lord. And as 3 pointed out boasting makes our enemys afraid of us knowing that the person in us is greater.

  45. Most times young Christians shy away from preaching, praying or talking about God in public places for fear of been seen as ‘too spiritual’, we shouldnt be scared to acknowledge what we believe. boasting has two sides to it and should be thought of wisely.
    Thank you for this inspiring post ma

  46. This is absolutely inspiring and captivating.we shud neva be ashamed to boast with the lord and preach the good news

  47. This line in the conclusion aspect got to me;
    “We should boast in the Lord our God and let everything in creation hear it”.
    And let everyrever in creation hear it. Most Christian’s have become ashamed of whom they are because of what the wotlwis saying forgetting that in God’s word he stated that if we deny him here on Earth, he would deny us in heaven.
    This post is a reminder to everyone Christian that they need not be ashamed of whom they are

    Sometimes I envy the Muslims; how they bring out their mats to pray anywhere they find themselves as far as it’s time. They do not miss it. But Christian’s whom the blood of Jesus was shed for hide away
    May God help us to represent him boldly all the days of our lives.

  48. It pleases God when his deeds are trumpeted around the globe. Don’t be scare of your faith and proclaim the goodness of the Lord.

  49. Boasting when rightly done is a form of praise. It is a means of declaring the incomparable attributes of God and His wondrous works. When we boast, we acknowledge the glorious works of God before the world of those that refuses to acknowledge His existence and incomparable power. And this is why Christians needs to boast in the Lord.

  50. We Christians should boast because our father in heaven is a King. In the glory of the Almighty, we shall express our pride and joy.

  51. I for one will start seeing it form that perspective, as something to glory in .we boast in the name of our God.

  52. Our salvation through Christ Jesus should be the primary reason why we should be boastful. What could be more breathtaking as being among the chosen generation, a Holy Nation, a people set apart? There’s no greater thing to glory in than these.

  53. Any Christian that shies away from boasting has not tasted the glory of God. I boast because of my several encounters with him and his holy spirit. God bless you ma for this wonderful write up.

  54. Summarily, this post enjoins all Christians to be proud of Christianity. It is not a lie that most christians find it shameful to pray in public places unlike Moslems and People of the African Traditional Religion. A Christian should be a good Christian and nothing else.

    Thank you, Dr. Ohaja.

  55. Well Said. Boasting is a means of praising God Almighty although it must be boasting in the lord and not about material possessions.

  56. We should delight in praising God, in giving him glory. We should be confident in him and of him. I admire people who boast in the Lord it shows their level of confidence and trust.
    Boasting in the Lord gives God glory (doxa).
    Thank you ma for such an uplifting read

  57. They’re so many reasons why we need to boast in Christ because we know that in Rev 12:11 it says “and we over came satan by the blood of the lamb and by the words our testimony” . So we should boast and not give glory to ourselves.
    As Christians we are allowed to boast in Christ Jesus to the glory of the father (GOD) in heaven.

    • This is really good it came at the right time. A time when Christians don’t know their right in Christ, a time when the so called Christians give and boast about what they did and how they have been helping the Church. Thank you for reminding us that we should not boast as the world do rather we should boast in christ and like Him

  58. Thank you ma for reminding us that we have to boast of our faith to motivate us and scare away the enemy. Often times we tend to make noise about the wrong things and forget the important things like feeding our faith.

  59. It is Godly to boast with He who has brought us this eternal joy,salvation and redemption. True knowledge of God gives and builds in us (Christians) the perfect structure of God’s pride. So brethren, I believe boasting with God’s amazing love shows we understand His wondrous works and trust in Him equally. Thanks aunty for these words of encouragement.

  60. I strongly agree with this. Our boosting should not pertain to wordly achievements, our boosting should always be done in a way that will glorify God, this can be done by praising God’s name.

  61. I will boast in the Lord because I know all the wonderful works he has done in my life. I will boast in the Lord because I know he watches over me. I will boast in the Lord because I am victorious. I will boast in the Lord because I am not ashamed of the gospel. I have so many reasons to boast for, and I will never stop.

  62. As stated in psalm 44 vs 8, in the Lord shall I boast.
    Thank you ma for this one. I learnt something from it. I like the fact you taught that boasting is a form of praise and gives us victory over our enemy.
    I will let this one stick like glue to my mind.

  63. What a wonderful post. Boating in the lord is the best thing we should always embrace. Even when we boast about our worldly achievement, let’s do it to the glory of Godwho has blessed us.

  64. A nice one ma,boasting can be used in an honest way.with God it is always safe as people who know you would marvel of how Your creator has elevated you.if i can not boast about his tender mercies and loving kindness then what would i boast of.i am just an empty vessel.the three Jewish boys boasted about the lord that why he (God) never let them down.it exalts and make God do extra ordinary things when we boast about Him.

  65. Some people use Christianity to cover their evil, all I know is that boasting in the Lord is the only through way to success. Ma God bless you for this post!

  66. A marvelous article.All we christians still have in God, is our hope,confidence and trust in him.when we see the things of this world,the trouble,deceit,mockery,suffering, all we got to do is sit tight and boast about the lord for he is able to do all things.when we boast about our God it sent fear and shiver down our enemy body,they are disoriented.Boasting in the right way give us confident, boldness and resilience over all impossible and insurmountable forces.so i would boast about my creator for he will deliver me and never put me to shame.

  67. thanks very much ma for the update. thats for this great revelation. i never knew such thing as boasting existed in a christian life. Thanks once a gain . your blessed for this immense knowledge gifted to to you by God.

  68. As good Christians, we should always boast about our father in heaven, we shouldn’t hesitate to declare the Christ in us and our paths shall constantly be guided by the divine.

  69. I thought when you boast you would make others feel bad but it feels good to know too to know that you can also boast without doing that but only pleasing our Lord.

  70. Boasting in the Lord strengthens my faith and trust in him. My God never fails, He never sleeps nor slumbers. I am a great witness of what the Lord does. Forever and ever, I will boast in the Lord. May His Grace abides with us now and always.

  71. Boasting is good when is about our creator❤. Christians should be proud of their religion or christianity. Boasting in the lord strengthens my Christian faith, I will forever boast in de lord because he never fails me.

  72. Our GOD is a jealous GOD we must at all time be ready to stand by his name we must not be shy to talk about him .. instead of bragging of earthly things we can brag about his goodness In our lives .. praise God

  73. Boasting about God motives us to do more than we are already doing, and it encourages us to step up with the good work of God. We should learn to forever carry God’s banner boldly by talking/boasting about him.
    It’s is a very interesting and nice write up

  74. This reminded me of a song I always sang when I was younger; “why I no go make nnanga na my papa get the whole world I go make nnanga”. As Christians, we should be boastful of the fact that we are Christians because we have rights and privileges over other unbelievers. This write up also taught me that we shouldn’t pride over worldly possession nor qualities but in the fact that we are royalties as we are children of a king. Thank you ma for reminding me who I am and my worth as a Christian.

  75. If one cannot boast of the lord, who is the beginning and the end, there is nothing reasonable again to boast about. When people boast about their achievements and greatness, it is really a negative way to boast, because it is preferable to boast about He, who reigns forever than to boast about things that will surely fade away. It is really an awesome read!

  76. The fact I have Christ is enough reason for me to boast. The overwhelming and encompassing peace that passeth all understanding is one I love to tell the world about!

  77. I love to boast in Christ! I love to share about what He has done in my life. My confidence is in Christ only. I’m almost finished with an article on self-worth, which relates to these biblical truths you’ve written. We are only righteous and worthy through Christ, all credit must be given to Jesus. It also takes a huge weight off of our shoulders. Thank you Jesus for saving me!

  78. You don’t need to look so deep to find a reason to be thankful to the Lord.
    Once when couldn’t find the strength to pray, I just had to look at myself, healthy and living and that was enough to strengthen me.
    I will boast in God all the days of my life for he has done(and still is doing) what no man can do!

  79. Boasting is indeed our heritage which we have in God for without it we have nothing and without him we can be subdued. Boasting gives us that feeling or edge over the enemies. When we boast we turn things around, our creator would make sure he shows himself. We should take a cue from the Hebrew children shedrack, meshack and Abednego. Not forgetting Daniel. All these men spoke highly of Jehovah that he was exalted and humbled and did unimaginable and magnificent actions.

  80. A wonderful one ma, I just remembered David, in his quest against The almighty Goliath,after he boasted about how he would crush David. David on the other side boasted about the lord and he was not put to shame and was even lifted because of it. For Christ saving me from damnation alone, he needs my boasting. I can’t think of a better thing that I would boast of if not my lord and savior.Boasting can be used in a good way it also can be used in a bad way. But one thing ois certain when we boast of the lord he is lifted higher, he is exalted. So we should boast more of him who saved us and not of earthly or perishable things.

  81. This article reminds me of Hebrews 13:16 “so that we may boldly say…” So when we boast in him, we confirm all that he has already done in us. Thank you ma for this piece. It reminded of somethigs I’ve forgotten.

  82. This is motivating. As I read I related this to how we’d boast of our parents coming to save us when we were kids. As God is our father, we are meant to boast of his goodness, his works, his personality and everything concerning God. And we can also boast of God through our testimonies. May God help us not to be mute Christians. Thank you ma.

  83. We are only righteous and worthy through Christ, and when we boast or brag about the godliness, all credit must be given to Jesus.
    We shouldn’t be ashamed to be called children of God, is of great previledge ,therefore my boast is that I am a child of a living God and father.Halleluya!!!

  84. I totally agree with you ma. As christains we should be ready to lift high the royal banner of Christ by doing this it helps to proclaim him as the great one to both believers and unbelievers it also sickens the devil. Boasting is a neccesity for christains.

  85. I think there’s a part of the Bible that says “those who know their God will do exploit”.This statement has an imbedded meaning that can be linked to boasting about God. the only thing that is worth boasting about is God because he is the supernatural being-the source of everything that man boast of.

  86. Boasting in the Lord for all he has done in our lives is good but boasting can come in wrong when we start bragging about our success stories or the achievements which one has acquired. As Christians, we should continue to boast in the Lord because without him, nothing is possible.

  87. Thank you so much ma..
    To Boast means to talk with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one’s achievements, possessions, or abilities BUT it also means or implies claiming with proper and justifiable pride If it is God or the commendable qualities of others, then boasting can be described as proper; if it is wrongly applied to oneself, then it is improper.when we as Christians boast, we shouldn’t just boast about material things but we should also boast in the LORD. Despite the effort of our parents, Paul tells us that there is infact a condition under which we (CHRISTAINS) can brah or boast. We can boast if we boast of the Lord. It shows how much we value Christ. CHRISTAINS boast because they have the best quality (Christ is our best quality) and also as CHRISTAINS when we boast in the Lord, it requires us to be at a state of humility in ourselves and pride in Christ.
    I pray as christans we only Boast in the name of the Lord and not any irrelevant thing.

  88. If we must boast let us boast in the things that matters which is our savior Jesus, let us boast in him. We should not be scared or ashamed of our identity in Christ Jesus. It’s sad tho that most people boast about things of the world , about titles and positions, but when it comes to the things of God, they hide thier faces. Boasting in the Lord is the real deal people, if we must boast lets boast in the lord

  89. Thank you Ma’am for this wonderful post. Boasting as Christians is rightful so far it is not aimed at condemning unbelievers but rather to show the goodness of God. St. Paul even boasted in the Lord.

  90. We have nothing of our own to boast of. As Christians, if we do not boast of Christ, what do we gain? Before I used to think I have an edge. But time came when I realised that am simply nothing without HIM.

  91. No doubts!
    Most of us tend to forget that life is not worth living without the grace of God.
    We should always boast in Christ Jesus who with Him we have all it takes. And minus Him we are left with nothing.
    What a friend we have in Jesus.
    Jesus is that one friend that you can’t stop boasting about to others because of their significance in your life. We should always be proud of having Him by us.

  92. We Boast About the Goodness of God almighty, for his infinite mercy upon our lives. We as Human are nothing without God, we Christians boast because we have the God of all, the Supreme and the creator of the universe. Glory to God for his love

  93. We really do not have what to boast about, just to tell the world about our awesome God. He is our beginning and end, everything we have he gave us so why boast about the things given to you which can be taken? Why not to boast about the One who gave them to you cause he has them in surplus to give you anytime

  94. so many christians indirectly deny Jesus for so many reasons, among which are fear, the urge to belong, unacceptance but to mention a few. we should always be proud of God no matter the situation. so many are ashamed to tell others as Christ because they do not want to be regarded as churchy , or they want to belong( be part of the in-things on campus). not being proud of God is a way of denying and Jesus rightly said that he will deny those who deny him here on earth. amazing Piece ma

  95. When I think about the goodness of the Lord, I feel overwhelmed by such blessings and unfathomable love, and I see myself rejoicing and boasting in the Lord. As I saw above, “when you walk closely with the Lord, you will have a lot to boast about.”

  96. Boasting in the Lord is a great thing we need to do and do again and again. He is our strong tower,where we run to and be saved. If those who worship Satan brag about him that is limited in power, what about we who serve the Almighty God who is all powerful? I think we have a better ground to boast in our God.

  97. Well is quite u fortunate, some of us Christians don’t even have the slightest idea of what we got(God) we tend to get easily worked up by some things and even being afraid of some things that we shouldnt be afraid of rather than believing in the most high who can do all things

  98. We have Christ and salvation, we should be proud of that, we should rejoice and boast in the Lord because we are chosen out of so many.

  99. Christ is our all and all… That alone will make every Christian to be boastful. We gat the best and wonderful man as a father. What else do we need that he can’t provide. We’ll boast in the Lord cause we are more than conquerors and victorious

  100. Personally sometimes I’d want to talk (boast) about certain happenings in my life to people but then I don’t usually do it…because I feel like its wrong..but after reading this,everything feels so right…having Christ and salvation is worth being proud of

  101. The hope we have is that Christ dwells in us. This alone is worth boasting of. Every Christian should be proud of their position as it is a way of glorifying God

  102. Boasting with the name of GOD is indeed joyful and wonderful .when we do this the enemies can never be happy they know that your problems rest on GOD and they can never win or triumph in our midst..

  103. Boasting gives us this vibe,it gives us vile.it gives us courage even when the odds are not or never in our favour .those who have boasted about the lord were never disappointed instead they were exalted. One thing I have learnt in life is to boast about the lord whether in good times or bad times. We can never tell it could be a test, remember job in the bible after loosing everything, his wife advised he cursed God and die but what did he do instead he did the opposite and God surprised him,so boasting is good in the right and Godly way.

  104. Boasting is good depending on how you present it, what is bad is using your qualifications as a means to ride on others, all in the name of showing that you have higher rank.

  105. When you have Christ,boast of him.Is not easy to be Christian in this sinful generation.We should not see serving Christ as a burden but as a joyful so others might see you and join in your faith.
    Also Christian’s should also engage in affairs such as politics, entertainment etc.We shouldn’t be shy away from this things, because through this medium,the message of Christ will be heard.

  106. This post really uplifted my spirit. When we boast in Christ, we gain confidence and chase the devil an his agent away. We need to boast in Christ to be able to show people what He(God) has done for us and to praise him. I pray I boast rightly. Amen

  107. The Lord is our source of joy, strength, inspiration, our hope,blessings our savior who has brought salvation to us all, we as Christians boast because we serve an almighty God, the maker of the universe. God is good to us is all good to us. Let us be confident enough in boasting of our God.

  108. While this post is commendable for positive kind of boasting, I would like to say that doing things in excess is really not cool. Boasting about the fact that one knows God excessively is a minus and negates the essence of true boasting. Christians should be watchful and mindful of this too. Thanks ma’am. Bless you!

  109. I agree with you. Boasting is not always bad.
    You only boast of something or someone you are proud of.
    It takes great confidence and trust in someone to openly brag about them.
    As Christians, boasting (in the Lord) shows that first, we are proud of the God we serve,and our identity in him.
    Boasting in Him goes a long way to show that we trust him alot and we have an unwavering confidence in him. This is good because it is an act of faith! And we all know how our faith in God brings our desires to pass.
    This is insightful ma.

  110. As Christians, we boast of the amazing work of God in out life, and our boasting should be considered praises to the almighty Lord and not to oneself. Other faiths boast so I see know reason why a christian shouldn’t boast, it just us standing out around cause we are the sons and daughters of the earth. So there is a need for us to boast about it.

  111. God is our Father so we should boast in his name at all times. This post is really motivational. Boasting about earthly things won’t reach us anywhere, we should know that all is going to wash away, and what counts is how we are in God’s eyes

  112. Boasting is one of the many qualities of being a Christian.our Lord our savior has given us the liberty to have Dominion over every living thing on Earth nothing of such is meant to frighten us. I’m a proud of my God and have no regrets of being a Christian because he has been so good and merciful to me, may his name be praised forevermore!!!!

  113. I will boast in God rather than boasting on worldly things. God protects me from all danger and guide me favour me I will forever boast in the lord

  114. Very motivating!
    Honestly we humans don’t know how much we have when we have God. Instead we derive more pleasure in boasting about the material th things we have acquired.God is worth more than silver and gold

  115. Boasting is not bad at all especially when it has to do with our creator. I always boast about my father in heaven because he makes me feel like I’m his only daughter and the apple of his eyes.

  116. One reason that captures me more about boasting in the Lord is the second- It Build our faith and that of believers. Through our testimonies and tales of God’s faithfulness and sovereignty in our lives, people are encouraged and theirs spirits lifted as such strengthened to keep being in God. On the other hand, it gives us more reasons to stick with God and not let go.

  117. Oh! The last paragraph was very much trenchant. So touching, more likely a heart crying for lost souls. God help me to make you touch hearts of men and turn the stony into flesh.

  118. I feel the major problem we have as regards boasting is that we fail to boast when we ought to and vice versa.We really have to understand the right time and with what to boast.

  119. Boasting In the lord is like being proud that you belong to him. If we don’t boast in the lord, it’s almost like we are ashamed that we are Christians and have salvation in him. We have too many things to be boastful about, that he died for our sake, that he is faithful and forgiving to us even when we don’t deserve it and the list goes on.

  120. “Boasting in the Lord”, what a strong and beautiful way to put it. Kudos ma. Christians should never be ashamed of who they represent, because if we are ashamed of Christ, he would also do same. Boasting positively in the Lord is highly recommended. Thank u ma

  121. These days because feel human beings add more worth and revere worldly accomplishments, we boast about things we have achieved forgetting that only Christ should be boasted about as he is the reason for existence down to our accomplishments because it is his abundance and grace we tap from.

  122. What else is worth boasting about if not our Heavenly Father and the wonderful things he created even the Bible encourages it… This post is a reminder to us that boasting about worldly things take us farther from our but boasting about him strengthens our relationship with him..it can even be seen as a form of praise

  123. These days because we feel human beings add more worth and revere worldly accomplishments, we boast about things we have achieved forgetting that only Christ should be boasted about as he is the reason for existence down to our accomplishments because it is his abundance and grace we tap from.

  124. Many people get wrong impression and understanding about boasting, boasting can be rightly done when praising the right thing and in a right way. As Christians we are Right to boast about the goodness of our father, its not an easy task to give life to people and still take care of their needs. I am boastful in the lord!

  125. A lot of people get wrong impression and understanding about boasting, boasting can be rightly done when praising the right thing and in a right way. As Christians we are Right to boast about the goodness of our father, its not an easy task to give life to people and still take care of their needs. I am boastful in the lord!Amen!

  126. Christians need to be boastful of the man that gave them salvation. You can’t claim to be a Christian yet you are not proud of Jesus.

  127. Growing up as a kid has made me learn from watching Christian home movies that when Christians boast about God to the devil, he becomes wary of the person and ceases to pester them.
    Boasting about God’s word entails a complete assimilation of the contents of his word.

  128. True! If there is anything we should boast of, it’s of God. Everyother form of boasting is done out of vain pride, but not of God.Therefore, as Christians, we are encouraged to boast in the Lord.

  129. Boasting in the Lord is one thing that has granted me victories in time past. There was a time I was really Ill and remembered how God had saved my kid brother from the shackles of death all I just said was ‘God you’ve saved my brother from a worse situation and I know you can do same for me’. And I noticed a turn around..
    Boasting in the Lord is just the best form of boasting.
    Thanks Ma

  130. For one to boast about something, he must have full knowledge of what he is boasting about, so it is with God, you must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Boasting about God gives one edge over others in life. Life will be meaningless if I don’t boast about my God.

  131. Personally, Christ is all that’s matters to me. For in him I have my whole being. So, I see no reason why Christians shouldn’t boast about their creator.

  132. Boasting entails that you are proud of someone or something so as Christians we should be proud of our father in heaven and should make merry for he has redeemed us through he’s death on the cross as a Christian I should rather boast of my father than boast about earthly assets which would still vanish but my father remains forever.

  133. Honestly when I think everything the Lord has done in my life health wise, family wise infact all round, I can’t thank him enough. I boast and brag in the Lord all day, everyday.

  134. God loves me! He sent His son to die for my sins, He aligns me towards the path of righteousness, He protects and provides for me, an ordinary me o. These and much more are more than enough reason for me to boast as a Christian

  135. This is so true, One important reason for us to boast is in Christ, and If we have to brag, let’s brag about our failures, our brokenness, ways we got out of rough situations through Christ’s intervention& how the glory of God is visible in us. Let’s give credit where it’s due. Thank you Ma.

  136. Boasting in the lord is a thing worth emulating from the lord himself. when we acknowledge our state in the lord they (the unbelievers) call it boast, if acknowledging my state in my lord is boasting then, am privileged to boast more in him. Apostle Paul said “if you must boast, boast in the lord”. We acknowledge our stands in the lord just as Christ did when He said “me and my father are one”, The pharisees taught he is making outrageous claims upon him and they picked stones to stone him but He asked them of all these works do you stone me? They answered, for works we do not stone you but a man is making your self a God. But the truth here isn’t that Christ was boasting, He only acknowledged his stands with his father.
    if my lord could speak up to buttress his stands, why can’t we believers do the same. If my boasting is right with the lord, who are you to question it?

  137. Even Paul adviced us to take our boast in Christ. Revelation says, we overcame by the blood of the lamb and by the WORDS OF OUR TESTIMONIES (boasting in Christ). Our sufficiency is in Christ, we must all realize this and endeavor not to waste time in telling the world about Christ and all that he has done for us.

  138. When we have Christ in us and we walk in the path of righteousness, we would know our capabilities and know what Christ can do through us.
    We can comfortably speak into existence so that the earth can hear us and be shook.

  139. I use to see boasting about God as a believer before as a sin, and sometimes count it as a sin of pride. Thanks to this post because now I understand that it is a sign of appreciation and confidence in God.

  140. Boasting gives us that edge over principalities and power.we as Christians should boast of God’s power to heal and raise the dead.although it can be misused sometimes, but when I boast I get this full assurance and confidence that I am loosing and binding both in heaven and on earth. Our creator has given power over everything on earth. We should boast of his grace,loving power to save humanity.nice post ma.

  141. We boast in the Lord…As Christians we are Right to boast about the goodness of our father, for in him we exist and we are nothing outside him. So there nothing wrong if Christians boast esp. when it’s rightly done

  142. Boasting in Christ gives us that vile, strength to face obstacles. For we are nothing without him.we should boast of his loving kindness and faithfulness in our lives.we are nothing without his guidance and protection and are vulnerable to anything.so we should not boast of anything because we depend solely on him.

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