This is what the LORD says: “Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom, or the powerful boast in their power, or the rich boast in their riches. But those who wish to boast should boast in this alone: that they truly know me and understand that I am the LORD who demonstrates unfailing love and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth.”
“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” This is one of the beatitudes that Jesus taught us. God puts a premium on humility which runs counter to worldly wisdom. In modern society, there is a premium put on “bragging rights.” Kudos are given to the person who is a success. We live for that elusive fifteen minutes of fame. Why? Because we want to feel important and appreciated. But God offers a better way. He says not to boast in our wisdom, power or riches, instead we are to boast in the fact that we know Him as our Lord. What makes this so exciting is that the very thing that we are looking for, love and acceptance, is found in Jesus Christ. We can boast in the fact that God loves us with unfailing love. We don’t have to earn it. We can tell everyone that we don’t have to perform to certain expectations. We can let everyone know that God loves us unconditionally. So today, boast about His grace and all the love He has for you.
Father, forgive me for bragging about my own abilities. Forgive me for putting such high importance on my own possessions and accomplishments. Instead, I want to praise You, dear Lord, and will boast about Your unfailing love for me.
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