Pride in His Promises

Pride in His PromisesLet not the wise,

of wisdom boast;

nor those with strength,

on their strength coast.

Those who are rich,

boast not of wealth;

don’t stand alone,

trusting yourself.

To those who boast,

boast about this:

by Him I’m known,

He calls me His.

The Lord is just,

and He’s righteous;

He shows kindness,

delights in us.

Seek to know Him,

and understand;

all is from Him,

trust in His plans.

“This is what the Lord says: ‘Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches, but let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,’ declares the Lord.” – (Jeremiah 9:23-24)

Dear Heavenly Father, thank You that every blessing we behold, has been bestowed upon us by You. Forgive us for thinking that anything we have has been gained through our wisdom, strength or wealth. Guard our hearts and guide our tongues, so that what we say and do is a reflection of our gratitude to You. Thank You that You show us Your kindness, though we deserve it not. Thank You that You are just and righteous, and that You delight in all who earnestly seek You. Teach us to walk in Your way and do Your will, so that many may come to know Your kindness and love for them. Be glorified in how we live for You. Amen.

© Shannon Elizabeth Moreno and Revelations in Writing, May 2011 – present

1 Comment

  1. Very very agree about your thought. I am grateful to God that I already far away froam boasting myself 🙂 great poem. Blessing!

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