|In These Things I Delight|
|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: But let him that glorieth, glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD who exercise loving-kindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will punish all them who are circumcised with the uncircumcised;||(Jeremiah 9:23-25)|
God is The Almighty Ruler of heaven and earth; in Him alone should we glorify. The Lord detests those who boast about their intelligence, strength or riches; who rely upon their own abilities rather than trusting in God and His power. Instead, Our Father desires that we depend upon Him and give Him our praise by acquiring understanding and knowledge through reading, studying, learning and obeying His Word, The Bible. By doing so, we will discover and appreciate Our Father for His love, His judgment and His uprightness which The Lord says: in these things I delight. And when we cut away the evil which surrounds our hearts and emulate Our Father's traits, we will escape punishment and instead receive the gift of eternal life.