Jeremiah 9:23-24 12/28/18

12.28.18 | Justin Dix |

Friday, December 28, 2018

Old Testament Jeremiah records God’s truth -- that He delights in a life that invests in knowing Him!

Jeremiah 9:23-24 Thus says the Lord, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” . . . (NASB)

Great individuals in the world’s eyes boast of their wisdom, riches and might. Impressive resume . . . but one that falls short in God’s Eyes. God’s way is to boast in the fact you are humble enough to seek  deeper knowledge of the eternal God and live accordingly!

Living for eternal values doesn't figure in the life of someone who lives only for the here and now.  "Live as well as you can as long as you can, because you can’t take it with you!" is their motto.  God could not say it more plainly:  to thrive in life means aligning yourself with His Eternal resources – put Him first and enjoy the pleasure of His delight!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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