AND now, we'll also be discussing the devotional - and thoughts about it - at Living By Grace.
I'm hosting today - and here's the verse:
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 9:24Looking forward to your thoughts. Mine are below.
I'm going to be honest here. I love getting credit for hard work I've done. It makes me smile when I get a "thank you" for something I've accomplished and, I'm ashamed to say, I sometimes get grumpy when my efforts go unnoticed.
I wouldn't exactly call myself a braggart, but I certainly don't complain when others give me kudos. And maybe that's natural. Who really wants to be ignored when they have a great accomplishment?
But, of course, I don't really do anything, do I? It is only through Christ that I can accomplish good things. So boasting is ridiculous, unless we are boasting about He who allows us to accomplish.
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5And He is certainly someone to boast about, is He not? Just look at the qualities mentioned in this Monday's verse. He exercises kindness, justice and righteousness. This world is His, and every good thing is from Him.
So I have nothing to boast about - unless I'm bragging about my God. And that's someOne to brag about!
Thanks for reading. Be sure to link up below with your own thoughts - and stop over at Living By Grace to join the discussion!
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