What Can We Boast About?

Posted on 23 Aug 2015, Pastor: Rev Hans Vaatstra

Galatians 6
Text: Romans 3:27-31

Galatians 6   New American Standard Bible (NASB)

Bear One Another’s Burdens
6 Brethren, even if [a]anyone is caught in any trespass, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in a spirit of
gentleness; each one looking to yourself, so that you too will not be tempted. 2 Bear one another’s burdens, and thereby
fulfill the law of Christ. 3 For if anyone thinks he is something when he is nothing, he deceives himself. 4 But each
one must examine his own work, and then he will have reason for boasting in regard to himself alone, and not in regard
to another. 5 For each one will bear his own load.

6 The one who is taught the word is to share all good things with the one who teaches him. 7 Do not be deceived, God is
not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. 8 For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh
reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life. 9 Let us not lose heart in
doing good, for in due time we will reap if we do not grow weary. 10 So then, [b]while we have opportunity, let us do
good to all people, and especially to those who are of the household of the faith.

11 See with what large letters I [c]am writing to you with my own hand. 12 Those who desire to make a good showing in
the flesh try to compel you to be circumcised, simply so that they will not be persecuted [d]for the cross of Christ. 13
For those who [e]are circumcised do not even keep [f]the Law themselves, but they desire to have you circumcised so that
they may boast in your flesh. 14 But may it never be that I would boast, except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ,
through [g]which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 For neither is circumcision anything, nor
uncircumcision, but a new [h]creation. 16 And those who will [i]walk by this rule, peace and mercy be upon them, and
upon the Israel of God.

17 From now on let no one cause trouble for me, for I bear on my body the brand-marks of Jesus.

18 The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit, brethren. Amen.

Romans 3:27-31New American Standard Bible (NASB)

27 Where then is boasting? It is excluded. By what kind of law? Of works? No, but by a law of faith. 28 [a]For we
maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from works [b]of 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 indeed God who will justify the [c]circumcised [d]by faith and
the [e]uncircumcised through faith is one.

31 Do we then nullify [f]the Law through faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish the Law.