23 Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: 24 But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.
23 Thus says the Lord, “Let not the one who is wise and skillful boast in his insight; let not the one who is mighty and powerful boast in his strength; let not the one who is rich boast in his [temporal satisfactions and earthly] abundance; 24 but let the one who boasts boast in this, that he understands and knows Me [and acknowledges Me and honors Me as God and recognizes without any doubt], that I am the Lord who practices lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on the earth, for in these things I delight,” says the Lord.
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!
Has the jury reached a verdict?
Yes, your honor.
Can the jury foreperson please stand and read the verdict?
Yes, your honor. The jury has come to an unanimous discussion of GUILTY!
With the declaration of the verdict there is an audible sigh in the room and then silence. Silence so deafening and overwhelming that everything is frozen in that moment. The individuals in the courtroom are so overwhelmed by the decision that they cannot grasp what has really taken place. The verdict has been read, the Honorable Judge J. Christ is sitting there taking in at all that is taken place. He says nothing and his gaze is unmoving. His gaze is unshakable and is piercing to the very heart of the defendant, JRLL.
JRLLs, mind in running at full speed, overload, with wonder. Wondering how did they get here. How did they fall to this level of despair. How can someone who loves God and all that He is, has sink so low. How they question? How can they be a lover of God, reader of his word, and sometime follower of His word be reduced to a courtroom verdict of GUILT.
Do you want to know how, J. Christ asks. I’ll tell you. By not being obedient to the will and command of God. By putting your trust, faith in the physical, yourself, and not in the One who Created all things. Can you bounce back? Of course. You can do that by putting your pride aside and walking upright in Me.
Always remember that its not about your but Me.
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|Jer 5:22 KJV
Fear ye not me? saith the Lord: will ye not tremble at my presence, which have placed the sand for the bound of the sea by a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass it: and though the waves thereof toss themselves, yet can they not prevail; though they roar, yet can they not pass over it?
|Jer 5:22 Amp
‘Do you not fear Me?’ says the Lord.
‘Do you not tremble [in awe] in My presence?
For I have placed the sand as a boundary for the sea,
An eternal decree and a perpetual barrier beyond which it cannot pass.
Though the waves [of the sea] toss and break, yet they cannot prevail [against the sand ordained to hold them back];
Though the waves and the billows roar, yet they cannot cross over [the barrier].
[Is not such a God to be feared?]
|Jer 5:22 NLT
Have you no respect for me?
Why don’t you tremble in my presence?
I, the Lord, define the ocean’s sandy shoreline
as an everlasting boundary that the waters cannot cross.
The waves may toss and roar,
but they can never pass the boundaries I set.
For an actual particle of sand to be so small, it is really powerful. At the first thought of sand all I can think about is the very annoying after effect of going to the beach, when sand is everywhere and I’m wondering how did it get there. Sand I must say is a part of the beach that I could do without. I love the ocean aspect but the sand, is just plain…YUCKY! Yet, after reading this portion of scripture I have a newfound respect for it, sand that is.
For a small particle, which holds some much power, but is still obedient and fearful to the Father. So how much more should I fear God? How much more should I bow to Him? How much more should I reverence Him? How much more should I obey Him? How much more should I heed His voice? How much more should I cry out to Him? How much more…I could ask myself 1,000 +1 times and still ask myself anew with each breath.
I have allowed life to take over. I have allowed the things of this world to bombard me and take me fully off course. With each varying degree and I am a little farther away from the Father. With ever varying degree it becomes more difficult to return to the Father. Each varying degree makes it harder to face the man in the mirror. Every moment is another chance for me to stay the course. To connect with the Father and align myself up with Him. A moment in time when I can sit back watch the waves come crashing in, to hear them roaring with overwhelming strength and obedience. A moment when I can get it right with the Father and be wrapped in His loving arms.
As I sit in my youngest son’s room watching the ceiling display and listening to the water fall, I have an overwhelming feeling of peace. I haven’t done this since he was a baby and I must admit I miss it. Its times like this when I can sit back, relax, be me, and spend time with my son on a deeper level.
It’s time dedicated for mother and son bonding time. To create a moment within the day to just enjoying each others presence. There is comfort in knowing that someone loves you enough just to sit with you. There’s no talk and no physical enter action taking place. Just sitting and freeing our minds of all that has taken place during the day.
I wonder how much more does my Father in heaven want the same time and relationship with me. I must admit that I have been slacking and just been plain ole lazy. If I be brutally honest, I don’t want to face the person in the mirror. I wonder just how much is my very soul longing to recreate that relationship with my Father? Mmm…
I know that it has been forever and 5 days since I have made a post. So I would first like to apologize. I have been flooded with work obligations, trying to play house with the family, and other obligations. So I apologize for lacking. 😦
In recent weeks my life has seemed to be running at maximum speed with any signs of slowing down. Believe me, I am not complaining, murmuring. I am happy that things are being to look up but I ask myself, at what cost? What cost in which I have to pay? What will have to do in order meet all of my responsibilities? At what cost?
Everything in life there is a price that must be paid. To watch a must see television show/move, do I A. stay up late to watch B. record and watch later C. all of the above. Please take into account that I must get an early start the next day to make to work on time. What are you willing to pay?
I am SOOOOO glad that I know a person who paid the ultimate price for me. He did it without thought of self, did not hesitate, was not slow, but willing laid down his life for me. Thank the Lord that he is not me. 😉 He made the ultimate sacrifice for a sinful person such as I. THANK YOU, JESUS for loving me that you gave your life for me! Thank you!
Hey, My Lovelies,
I know its been awhile but I’m back. Life is funny at times. AS soon as you think all is well and its only smooth sailing on the horizon…BAM! Life happens!
Well, all is well and I’m back in the saddle. Figuratively and physically. 🙂