Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved through faith, and this not from yourselves; it is the gift of God, 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.

Believers: I no longer drink alcohol or curse.
God: So what?
Believers: I go to church, read my Bible, and am a faithful tither.
God: So what?
Believers: I feed the homeless and preach the Gospel to the unsaved.
God: So what?

These are the things we say within ourselves to make us feel better about ourselves. It makes us feel better because we’re able to boast unto God by comparing our numerous works to the minimal to no works of someone else. But God is saying, so what?

God is pleased when we look beyond ourselves and look to the embodiment of grace Who is Jesus. Our works mean nothing without Jesus. It’s because of Jesus we’re saved, blessed, delivered, and even able to come into the presence of God.

From the consistent church goer who is faithful and committed to God to the homosexual who can’t seem to get it together, we all need Jesus. And all boasting is evil (James 4:16).

Inspired by Pastor Michael Todd