Walking Through Romans
“In Need of a Savior”
This post goes along with the free lessons posted at the end of this writing.
What does it mean to boast in something? The definition of boast is as follows: to talk with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one’s achievements, possessions, or abilities. It is to brag or glory in something. All of us brag at one time or another; we brag about our kids, our spouses, our homes, our church families… but at the root, the core, of the word boast is PRIDE. I do not know about you but I am sitting here thinking, “Oh, pride not you again.” Pride seems to be involved in everything! At the center of all our sin, I believe anyway, is that self-seeking, self-boasting, pushy, monster PRIDE!
Here is the definition of pride: a feeling or deep pleasure or satisfaction derived from one’s own achievements, the achievements of those with whom one is closely associated, or from qualities or possessions that are widely admired.
Having pride in something is not necessarily wrong. It all depends on how it is used and the motive behind it. Todays lesson starts in Romans 2:17-24 and I am going to tie it in with Romans 3:1-2. We are going to look at the many privileges God had given to the Jewish nation and how they responded to receiving them.