Jeremiah 9:23-24: (the message)
“Don’t let the wise brag of their wisdom.
Don’t let heroes brag of their exploits.
Don’t let the rich brag of their riches.
If you brag, brag of this and this only:
That you understand and know me.
I’m God, and I act in loyal love.
I do what’s right and set things right and fair,
and delight in those who do the same things.
These are my trademarks.”
first, let me say … i love living in raleigh. i am excited to be here, and i walk confidently in the fact that i was called and led here by God. he brought our team together and is even now writing his design for this church and his work on our hearts. he is moving in each of us, and in us as a corporate body- i see this every day and know it to be true.
with that said, i’m struggling so much with insecurity and inadequacy these days. i have never been one to play the comparison game much, but there are moments when i am paralyzed by the fact that i don’t measure up to someone else. alot of moments. but i’ve been stuck on these verses from jeremiah 9 lately- i’m keeping them before me and working to let them sink in and become the baseline for my thoughts. the only thing i have to boast in is the fact that i ‘understand and know God’. but that’s a whopper of a thing to boast in.
i know God.
i understand God.
i know God, and understand God.
(rinse, and repeat.)