There is something curious about boasting. Despite the fact that nobody likes a braggart, everybody brags anyway. People boast about anything and everything—their grandchildren, their bank accounts, their waistlines, their bowling averages, their travel plans, their accomplishments, sometimes even their indiscretions.
Paul had as much to boast about as anyone else. But when he came to know Jesus Christ, Paul realized that he had nothing to boast about. All his religious accomplishments were a load of rubbish (Philippians 3:8).
In the booklet, Dr. Ryken emphasizes there is only one thing in the entire universe worth boasting about. "May I never boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ" (Galatians 6:14).