There are so many ways we can boast and there are so many things we can boast about. We can boast about our power, net worth, accomplishments and many other areas in our life. Really there is only one area where boasting is pleasing to the Father. The prophet Jeremiah says it like this:
“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 and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the LORD.” (Jeremiah 9:23-24)
Take a few minutes to reflect on this short passage. Here are some questions to aide your reflection.
- What are some areas or topics you recall boasting about in the last few days?
- How did this boasting make you feel?
- How does this passage guide your values?
- What is the Lord saying to you from this passage?
May you seek to understand and know the Lord in deeper ways.
Maranatha (Come Lord!)