Music for Nov 15
Thus says the Lord, “Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things,” declares the Lord.
The prophet Jeremiah lived in a perilous time for Israel. God was ready to pour out His wrath on the unfaithful nation and yet still desired for them to boast in their God. YAHWEH prohibited His people from boasting in their own feeble wisdom, might and riches in light of His impending wrath. Instead, God commanded the Israel to boast in knowing the one true God. And God describes Himself as one who exercises lovingkindness, justice and righteousness, specifically on earth. Where do we see those three attributes of God come together most prominently on this earth? We see those attributes most noticeable at the cross where God justly poured out His wrath on His perfectly righteous Son, who, in love, became our substitute and forever paid for the sins of His chosen people. Indeed, we must boast in our savior, Jesus Christ, and His glorious gospel!
All Creatures of Our God and King
Be Thou My Vision
How Great Thou Art
My Jesus I Love Thee
Grace and Peace,