27 But God has chosen the foolish things of the world that He might shame those who are wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world that He might shame the things that are strong,
28 And the lowborn things of the world and the despised things God has chosen, things which are not, that He might bring to nought the things which are,
29 So that no flesh may boast before God.
30 But of Him you are in Christ Jesus, who became wisdom to us from God: both righteousness and sanctification and redemption,
31 That as it is written, “He who boasts, let him boast in the Lord.”
We may be people who are foolish, who are weak, or who are lowborn. Yet God has chosen us to be in Him, to reveal Himself in us (Galatians 1:5-16). Our boast thus isn’t in ourselves, but in the very God who dwells in us! This excellent One becomes the wisdom to us who are foolish: He is righteous (in restoring our deadened spirit), sanctifying (in cleansing and transforming our mind, emotion and will) and redemptive (in transfiguring and glorifying our body) to join us to Himself (1 Corinthians 6:17).
Hallelujah! My boast is not in myself but in the Lord who lives in me, my all to be ♪