Today’s devotional meditation is taken from Jeremiah 9:23-24, which says,

Thus 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, (24) but let him who boasts boasts 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.

God has shown us what He delights in, and it is imperative that we focus our attention on those things that please Him. He boldly tells His people not to take pride in their intelligence, physical strength and wealth. Things that will one day vanish away. Furthermore, our success, health and intelligence, is solely because of His grace.

We must lay aside all of the non-essentials, and grasp the fact that the only appropriate basis we have for boasting is that we know and understand the LORD. Everything else apart from this fact has no lasting worth. Knowing and understanding God will always help us see things from the proper perspective. That is our key to contentment.

May you grow in your knowledge of the Lord,

Pastor James Moore, Jr.