SATURDAY FOCUS (Jeremiah 9:23-24)

JEREMIAH 9:23-24


The words of Jeremiah the prophet put life’s values in perspective:

JEREMIAH 9:23-24 (emphasis added)

Thus says the Lord:

Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,
Let not the mighty man glory in his might,
Nor let the rich man glory in his riches.

But let him who glories glory in this:


“Celestial Fireworks” over Tel Aviv.

That he understands and knows Me,
That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth.

For in these I delight,” says the Lord.


Although man boasts about his acquired knowledge, power and wealth, the measure of success is superfluous to one supreme essential—knowing and understanding God!

In spite of the uncertainty inherent in daily life, we who enjoy a relationship with God know that He is gracious, always does what is right and is absolutely just in all His actions.

Not only do these qualities characterize God’s ordering of world events throughout history, they also define His involvement in our day-to-day experience.  Let His greatness compel you to invest time and energy to make knowing God the central priority of your life!

Image: “Celestial Fireworks” over Tel Aviv. By Tatiana Motsarenko. (2.50 Generic) Pikiwiki Israel, via Wikimedia Commons – Enhancement: MKM Portfolios

© Charles E. McCracken 2016, devotional comments only.  Repost/Reprint with permission from the author.  Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.