“Let the one who boasts, boast in the Lord.” For it is not the one who commends himself who is approved, but the one whom the Lord commends.
Have you heard the joke where someone says, “I am so humble, I’m proud of myself.” Of course pride and humility are opposites. Our human nature certainly cries out for recognition. We want to be told that we are doing great and that our contributions are critical. Even if it is as simple as making the coffee, we feel hurt if we are not thanked.
In the garden of, Eden Satan tempted Eve with the thought of being like God. You see, God gets all of the credit. He has done it all. He created us. Without God we would not even be around. But Eve gave in to the temptation, and the rest, as they say, is history.
In Corinthians, Paul is telling us our only hope of getting approved is to be recommended by the Lord. This comes only from understanding our sinful nature, repenting, and throwing ourselves on the mercy and grace of Jesus. Even that cannot be done without the Holy Spirit bringing us to faith.
So where does that leave us with respect to boasting. We have done nothing that would lead us to be approved. God did it all. So boast in the Lord. Tell others what Jesus has done for you.
School has started and we are off to a good start. The first quarter offerings received during chapel will be sent to the Lutheran Heritage Foundation to aid in the printing of Bible storybooks for children in Latin America.
The Trinity Trot, a 5k and one mile fun run, is coming up on September 16th. Please mark your calendars for that date. This is a fun event for the whole family and serves as one of our fundraisers.
If you know of anyone who voices concerns about their children’s education, and whose children are not currently attending Trinity Lutheran School, please suggest to them that they visit with Principal Kevin Rhode at the school for information about what Trinity offers. Word of mouth referrals to friends and family are ways that you can support the ministry of our school.
We welcome anyone who would like to stop by and see what we offer the children of our community. If you would like to visit with us about placing your child in Trinity please call to make an appointment.
It is never too late to enroll your child in Little Lambs, Trinity Early Learning Center or for kindergarten through eighth grade. Read your bulletins and tidbits for opportunities to help and for lists of events going on at our school. Check us out on Face Book. As always please keep our students, staff and school board in your prayers.
Your servant in Christ