April 13, 2016
In a world of selfies and self-aggrandizement, it’s clear that the majority of people have made gods of themselves. The people of the prophet Jeremiah’s day had a similar problem—and the solution was a more accurate understanding of God. As Alistair Begg reminds us, only when we rightly comprehend the frailty of our own wisdom, might, and riches will we know, understand, and boast in all that the Lord is and does.
23Thus says the Lord: “Let not the wise man boast in his wisdom, let not the mighty man boast in his might, let not the rich man boast in his riches, 24but let him who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord who practices steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth. For in these things I delight, declares the Lord.”
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