Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom, or the powerful boast in their power, or the rich boast in their riches.
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!
In these words, God speaks about what you may not depend on. Not your wisdom, as it is not sufficient to outwit the enemy. Not your strength, for the battle is not always for the strong. Not your riches, for money does not solve every problem.
But there are things you can depend on if you face an unfavourable situation. You can depend on your relationship with God. That you know Him and obey Him. You can rest in the understanding that He demonstrates unfailing love. This will help to conquer any fears and keep you praising and glorifying Him.
You can boast of the truth that God delights to show kindness and to execute judgment Himself. You can depend on the truth that because He loves you and delights in showing you kindness, He will always come through for you. If you wish to boast, boast in this alone.
Prayer: Thank you Heavenly Father that I can depend on you. Thank you that though my wisdom, strength and riches may not be sufficient to overcome challenges, no situation will overwhelm me because I have You. My God, I praise and glorify You. I am cheerful because You have overcome the world. I pray that as each day unfolds, may my desire be to know you more. In Jesus Name, Amen.