Weekly Manna

“Nothing to Boast About”

27 ”Then what becomes of boasting? It is excluded. By what law? By that of works? No, but by the law of faith. 
28 For we hold that a person is justified by faith apart from works prescribed by the law. 
29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles also? Yes, of Gentiles also, 
30 since God is one; and he will justify the circumcised on the ground of faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith.“

Romans 3:27-30(New Revised Standard Version)


Paul explains that the only path to righteousness is justification by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. As in Paul’s day, many modern-day Christians are falsely convinced that they can please God by their works. They mistakenly assume that holding various positions and working within the church gives them bragging rights or favor with God as it concerns salvation. Paul was clear, however, that human effort cannot earn or maintain righteous standing before God. 
Salvation is God’s undeserved gift, available only by a genuine profession of faith in Jesus Christ. Gratitude, not personal boasting, is the only proper response to God’s free gifts of righteousness and eternal salvation through His Son, Jesus.

Reference: Faith Pathway, Bible Studies for Adults,Sunday School Publishing Board
Volume 109, No.3