Jeremiah 9:23-24 “23 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; 24 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.’”
IT’S ALL ABOUT ME!!!
Have you ever met someone who constantly talks about themselves? They completely wear out “I” in the conversation. They have done or can do anything. They know the answer for everything. All you hear from them is, “I, I, I.” That gets old real quick. We call those folks braggarts. They boast all about themselves.
Here in Jeremiah we are told to not boast of wisdom, might or riches. But we are told instead to boast about knowing the Lord and His “lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth.” Now that is really something worth boasting about.
I am sure your children have or will brag about something. It is usually about some game they are good at or about how much they know about something. Chances are you are going to have to correct them. What a PERFECT time to use these verses. The Lord does now want to see them grow up haughty and arrogant. But He does want them to brag on Him to everyone they meet.
We have great stories of God’s faithfulness to us. Tell someone! We have examples of how He has met a need for us. Brag on Him! We have other stories where God has intervened for us in a health matter. Shout it from the rooftop! We should be willing to tell just how great a God we serve.
As you go through your day today, let someone know what God has done for you this week. What? You don’t remember anything? Oh my brother or sister, just stop and think about the events of your week. I promise you He has worked in ways you just have not seen. Ask Him to reveal it to you. He will! And then tell the world!