This is what the Lord says: “Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom, or the powerful boast in their power, or the rich boast in their riches. 24 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! Jeremiah 9:23-24
From Heaven’s perspective, religious performances don’t necessarily equate TRUE RIGHTEOUSNESS and those who think they are of the true religion (circumcised) are no better than those who are not, and all will be punished equally!
Unfortunately some, operating under the Spirit of The Pharisee, arrogantly presume that their intellectual astuteness, physical attributes or social prominence entitles them to glory in special privileges and benefits above others of seemingly lower states therefore justifies and exempts them from adhering to the implicit Principles, Statues and Commands of The Sovereign Creator and Lord of all life. Nevertheless, GOD shuns such thinking as foolishness and useless vanity and will ultimately punish them for their self righteous transgressions!
God’s manservant, Jeremiah warns the Israelites that TRUE Wisdom and Righteousness comes from GOD! This means that a godly man will not boast in the shallowness of human wisdom, effort, might nor earthly riches, but relies totally upon his personal knowledge, understanding and relationship with The True and Living God!
We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are. Romans 3:22 NLT
The evidence of a true disciple of Christ is demonstrated by his trusting solely upon God’s Authority, Righteousness, Justice, Strength and Unrelenting Loyal Love; and is found seeking Him constantly for provision, comfort, instruction, guidance and protection, empowering him to deny himself and walk upright before A Holy God!
O LORD, I know that the way of man is not in himself; it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps. O LORD, correct me, but with judgment; not in thine anger, lest thou bring me to nothing. Jeremiah 10:23-24
This, my Precious Bros. and Sistas, is the visible proof of faithful discipleship and TRUE WISDOM AND RIGHTEOUSNESS!!
Beloved, Be Encouraged, Do Good and Remain Faithful and Diligent!
Pause, Ponder, Pray & Praiz!