What do you boast about?

“Let not the wise boast of their wisdom or the strong boast of their strength or the rich boast of their riches…,” [Jeremiah 9:23 NIV]

 There are three things it seems us humans love to glory in: how educated and smart we are, how well we play sport – our physical abilities, and how much money we have made. People love to have a degree or similar to let the world know their success in intelligence. Or some love to have that collection of trophies from sports successes. And there are those who love their big bank accounts, flashing expensive jewellery or driving flash cars to show it off.

Ok, so there is nothing wrong with a little pride in one’s efforts, but the Bible clearly says that boasting is not a godly way to pass your time. So what if you’re smarter than Einstein? So what if you’re faster than Kathy Freeman? So what if you’re richer than Bill Gates? It doesn’t compare to knowing the Lord – not in the smallest way.

“…but let the one who boasts boast about this: that they have the understanding to know me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,” declares the LORD. [Jeremiah 9:24 NIV]

So, rather than boast about our achievements, we should use them to glorify God and boast only that we know Him – that we have a relationship with Him. THAT is the best achievement or success anyone can ever have anyway – to KNOW GOD. That is something I think I could brag about all day. 🙂 Can you boast in Him?

Published in: on 23rd August, 2011 at 6:06 am  Leave a Comment  
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