Today’s Encouragement is Jeremiah 9:24 NLT 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!
Truly know Me –
In our relationship with Our Father God and our Brother Jesus, we are the adopted members of His family. We have the privilege of being one of this family, not second-rate in any fashion, but chosen, selected, adopted, and deeply loved members of His family with full rights, privileges, blessings and honors as the sons and daughters of the Most High God! Almost unimaginable! Yet still, His Truth, from His Word!
This verse is not about boasting, but about what we should aspire to be proud of, not the pride of our accomplishments, but pride in our relationship with God our Father. Pride implies our own worth, value, status… and as God’s children, He is our source of Pride, we can be proud to be His, that He is our Father, that we are saved and set free. All our worth, value, and our status… comes from Him alone!
And notice friends, we can Know Him… and understand that He is the LORD. As we study Jesus in the New Testament, we are studying the Father (John 14:9). We can be proud of being His children, that we Know Him and understand that He is Lord!
Father God, help us to yearn to know You more, to eagerly desire a growing personal relationship with You as your deeply loved, chosen children. That we may know You and understand how magnificent You truly are!
I will boast