Daily Devotional from Pastor Mary 10-21-19

Jeremiah 9:23-24

The words justice and righteousness share some similarities; they describe the character of God. Justice and righteousness are to be revealed in our relationship with God and others. The fear or respect of the Lord is essential if we are going to experience both of these attributes. When we have a proper attitude about God and the gifts he pours within his children, then we realize we cannot take credit for any of it. So, if we are tempted to brag about our wisdom, strength, or wealth, then we need to share with others these things are imparted or gifted to us by the God we worship and adore.

In our passage today, the prophet Jeremiah shares what the Lord wants to see in his people. Since you are the equipment God desires to use to tell his story, how well do you reflect his kindness, justice, and mercy to those around you?

Jeremiah 9:23-24 What the Lord Likes Best
23 The Lord says:
Don’t brag about your wisdom
or strength or wealth.
24
If you feel you must brag,
then have enough sense
to brag about worshiping me,
the Lord.
What I like best
is showing kindness,
justice, and mercy
to everyone on earth.

Prayer: Lord, please continue to teach me about justice and how that is connected to my respect for you and the love I manifest for my neighbor. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

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