Tomorrow I will be preaching from the book of Jeremiah. We will be doing a fairly rapid overview of the first nine chapters and then drawing some application from near the end of chapter nine, where Jeremiah writes, "Thus says the LORD, "Let not a wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not the mighty man boast of his might, let not a rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast of this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the LORD who exercises loving kindness, justice and righteousness on earth; for I delight in these things," declares the LORD." (9:23-24).
Jeremiah's theme leading to these texts is that of judgment: A judgment precipitated by the sinful lifestyle and arrogant living of the kingdom of Judah. The modern day parallels to our own day are truly amazing: Truly there is "nothing new under the sun."
I am praying that our time spent together would result in the pleasant fruits of increased humility and gratitude, as we again consider His ongoing goodness and patience. Pray with me that He would conform us more closely to Himself.