Day Five: Boast in the Lord

Jeremiah 9:23-24 (NLT)- 23 This is what the Lord says: “Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom, or the powerful boast in their power, or the rich boast in their riches. 24 But those who wish to boast should boast in this alone: that they truly know me and understand that I am the Lord who demonstrates unfailing love and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth, and that I delight in these things.  I, the Lord, have spoken!

1 Corinthians 1:30-31 (NIV)- 30 It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God—that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption. 31 Therefore, as it is written: “Let the one who boasts boast in the Lord.”

Today, let us remember that it is because of God that we are in Christ Jesus.  It is because He is the Lord, who demonstrates unfailing love, righteousness, and justice.  He delights in these things.  And He brought them to this world, and to our lives, through Jesus Christ.

Let’s ask God that this will be our boast, our trust, our proclamation.  Pray for the ministries that we are part of, that our meetings and our ministry to one another will be filled with this correct “boasting” in the Lord.

Let’s thank and worship God to this song – The Cross Forever Speaks (Matt Maher) (click here).