Sunday Devotional: Jeremiah 9:23-24

“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

In this passage, God is speaking to the people of Judah through the prophet Jeremiah.  He makes it clear that if there should be any boasting, it should be in knowing where the truth, the power and the riches truly come.  They come from the Lord.  What we should boast in is having a relationship with God, in knowing the one who is righteous and just.

What do we put our trust in?  Or to tie to the text, what do we boast in?  Do we boast in our knowledge?  Do we boast in our strength?  Do we boast in our wealth/possessions?  Or do we boast in the Lord?  It’s great to have knowledge, it’s great to be healthy and strong, it’s great to have money and possessions.  But it’s not great to make that the focal point, to boast about those things.

To have a personal relationship with God, now that’s something to boast about.

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