Sometimes we can be pretty proud of ourselves when we reach a goal, get a promotion, or get special recognition.
We worked hard.
And we like to make sure people know about it. We might get a little boastful.
In Jeremiah 9, God tells that the one thing we should boast about is our knowledge of God.
I find this interesting because, the more I know about God, the more I realize how much more there is to know about him. My 3.5 pound brain just can’t handle the reality of an eternal, omniscient, omnipotent Creator of the Universe.
Don’t ask me to explain the Trinity – my definition will fall very short of how it actually works. Don’t ask me how Jesus could be fully God and fully human while he was here on earth – I will have to say that I don’t know. Don’t ask me about the end times. I’m hoping either I’m in heaven by then or that there is such a thing as the Rapture and it happens before any tribulation.
But I can boast about how awesome God is. How faithful he is to me. How gracious and loving.
God goes on to say in Jeremiah that he is the Lord who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness here on earth.
“For in these I delight.” (vs 24)
How does God exercise kindness, justice and righteousness here?
Through us…his children.
We are his hands and feet.
Our reason for living is fulfilling God’s purpose for us here on earth.
His will be done.
And he accomplishes his will through us…
- when we’re tuned in and listening.
- when we obey.
When we tell other people about God’s love and grace, we are boasting about the right things. We are helping to push back the darkness when we spread the light of Jesus.
So let’s get serious about our assignment!
It’s why we’re still here.
We love you, Abba Father.