My sister Shelley is memorizing a Bible verse a week in Sunday school. I like the idea so I thought I would learn with her. This is the cool verse this week. It almost makes me cry! I was talking with a friend on the phone. This friend is in some conflict and does not feel appreciated or really acknowledged for all they have done. But all this conflict would melt away if their boast was simply in God who is kind and righteous. They may not see this now, but God is true to his word. I pray for peace and an end to this conflict! I am not wise, strong or rich but God is! He is kind and he is just! Our worth needs to come from God and not man! this is a lesson I need to know well. Juergen is now an elder. Everyone will ask him what he thinks, seek his wisdom, and give him a chance to preach. I am know one. I have no title and no job in the church. I am here to back him up, free him up. I would love to preach but I'm not allowed to. But God is kind and God is just. My worth doesn't come from money, strength of position, or riches. I know God and he is kind and just.
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 I am the LORD, who exercises kindness,
justice and righteousness on earth,
for in these I delight,"
declare the LORD.