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.