What Does It Mean to Boast in Your Weakness?

Boasting in your weakness is a strange juxtaposition of words. Typically, you don’t connect boasting with weakness unless you mock someone about their inability to accomplish a feat. We call it bullying. But in God’s economy, boasting is something every Christian should do as they think about being weak, vulnerable, and fragile because mature believers know that God will not compete with them. It can’t be strength and strength but weakness and strength. We see this concept in the death of Christ, causing the disciples to struggle to wrap their minds around the counterintuitive gospel message.