Topic: Jeremiah 9:23-24
But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD. Jeremiah 9:24
Almost all of us have something about which we can brag; though, many of us probably have fewer things worthy of such boasting than we imagine.
For most of my years as a pastor, I was forced to listen to some of our adults bragging about their grandchildren, complete with the latest pictures. I could not imagine how anyone could have such excessive pride. But then when my wife and I were married a couple of years ago, I inherited seven grandchildren ranging in ages 3 to 18. Now I can brag with the best of them.
In our Christian life it also is easy to allow ourselves to be boastful about our accomplishments. But the Scripture teaches us that our boasting must be only in the Lord of heaven and what He has done for us. Apart from His boundless mercy, we are nothing.
Father, You are the Source of all the good things in my life. I glory in knowing You.