God Is For You
October 14, 2013
Freely All Things
October 16, 2013
God Is For You
October 14, 2013
Freely All Things
October 16, 2013

Let’s Boast in God

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There are two verses in the ninth chapter of Jeremiah that caught my attention the other day, from the Amplified Version:

“Thus says the Lord, Let not the wise and skillful person glory and boast in his wisdom and skill; let not the mighty and powerful person glory and boast in his strength and power; let not the person who is rich [in physical gratification and earthly wealth] glory and boast in his [temporal satisfactions and earthly] glories; But let him who glories, glory (boast) in this: that he understands and knows Me (personally and practically, directly discerning and recognizing My character), that I am the lord Who practices loving-kindness, judgment and righteousness in the earth; for in these things I delight, says the Lord.” (Jeremiah 9:23-24)

There are a lot of people who boast about a lot of things. Some are things they’ve accomplished in their own abilities. Some are things they’ve done. Some are things that they plan to do. But the problem I see is that they are boasting in their own abilities and what they do. That isn’t to say we can’t accomplish things in our lives, but we let’s be sure we honor the Lord in all that we do. He is the one who gives us the ability to accomplish things in our lives. He enables us through His love and grace to become successful and prosperous so we can further the Kingdom of God on earth.

If we’re going to boast about anything, let’s boast about our God! Let’s boast that He is a God desiring to be known of all men. He wants a personal relationship with us! Let’s boast that our God is FULL of loving-kindness, mercy, and grace. Let’s boast that because of Jesus we are righteous in the eyes of God, and that He loves us just the way we are.

Let’s boast of the good things God has provided. Let’s value God more than anything else in this world. Let’s place Him above anything else because He is worthy, and anything we do in this life on earth is because of His great Love and Grace.

Let’s boast in our God today and do as Psalm 69:30 says: “I will praise the name of God with a song and will magnify Him with thanksgiving.”