Text: Jeremiah 9-12; Proverbs 18
In the midst of words to the people of Judah of judgment and images of their desolation, these bright words come through the prophet Jeremiah:
Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.” (Jeremiah 9:23-24)
If you are in Christ Jesus, you “understand and know” the Lord God. There is where our boasting and assurance comes. Our own wisdom, might and riches are nothing that we should boast of. But knowing Jesus is everything. In Him we find His love, justice and righteousness, Today, boast in Jesus… and delight the Lord our God.
in Him, Mike