May 17, 2015
When we accept the message that we are at the center of the universe, the result is self-absorption that leads to emptiness and meaninglessness. Alistair Begg reminds an audience of graduating students that the remedy is not found in boasting in our own wisdom, strength, or wealth but in knowing God as He has revealed Himself in the Lord Jesus. With that foundation, we can know life that is truly meaningful as our lives are poured out in service to God.
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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