Something to Boast About
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Something to Boast About

Jeremiah 9:23–24  (ID: 1294)

It’s natural to want to boast about our accomplishments. What we’ve achieved, however, does not solve the problem of what Alistair Begg calls “our deceitful hearts.” Our only hope lies in the faithfulness of God, who has made Himself known to us through Jesus Christ. We know what we need to know about God through the witness of His Son. Putting our whole weight of dependence upon Jesus is the only way to know God rightly.

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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Scripture taken from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version. Copyright ©2001 by Crossway Bibles, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Text provided by the Crossway Bibles Web Service.

Alistair Begg
Alistair Begg is Senior Pastor at Parkside Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and the Bible teacher on Truth For Life, which is heard on the radio and online around the world.