Saved in Life by Boasting in God

This post concludes a few posts on redemption for life, which will continue with us into New Jerusalem with the Spirit flowing out of the throne of God and the Lamb (Revelation 22:1).

Romans 5:10-11 declare, “For if we, being enemies, were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more we will be saved in His life, having been reconciled, and not only so, but also boasting in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.” We can daily experience the saving in the life of Christ that we have received and possess for eternity. This saving is from negative behaviors such as those in Galatians 5:19-21 and into positive virtues such as those in 5:22-23.

According to Romans 5:10-11, our daily salvation in life depends on two conditions: His reconciliation and our boasting. His reconciliation is an accomplished fact. Our boasting is our ongoing cooperation with the Lord who is our life. This boasting is “in God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” This boasting is our exulting, our rejoicing, in who the Triune God is and what He has done and will do.

First Corinthians 1 speaks about Christ in many ways and concludes, “He who boasts, let him boast in the Lord” (v. 31). Let us boast in Christ as our Lord (v. 2), our fellowship (v. 9), the One into whom we were baptized (v. 15), the crucified One (v. 23), God’s power (v. 24), God’s wisdom (v. 24, 30), and our righteousness, sanctification, and redemption (v. 30). May we not boast in our natural abilities or attainments (v. 29) but in our wonderful Christ.

Philippians 3:3 says we “boast in Christ Jesus and have no confidence in the flesh.” We boast in our Lord and His accomplishments but we do not boast in ourselves because we have no confidence in ourselves. Romans 5:2 also mentions our boasting: we “boast because of the hope of the glory of God.” We are jubilant because of who the Triune God is, what He has accomplished, what He is to us, and what He will do. This boasting, this rejoicing, will surely continue in New Jerusalem.

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