It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 31 Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”

Why are you a Christian? At one level you may be able to give a number of different answers to this question. But the biggest answer we can give is that it’s because of God. I could point to the part my mother played in my conversion, and the key role played by a husband and wife child evangelism team who were leading a week-long mission at our church. I could also write about the wonderful example of godly, praying people in that church. These are just a few of many factors I could highlight. But I know the ultimate reason is “It is because of him…”

So, we have no right to brag. As Andrae Crouch expressed it in his song ‘To God be the glory’:

‘IfI should gain any praise, let it go to Calvary.’