August 6

God, our only boast is that we know You.

This is what the Lord says:

The wise person should not boast in his wisdom;

the strong should not boast in his strength;

the wealthy should not boast in his wealth.

But the one who boasts should boast in this:

that he understands and knows Me—

that I am the Lord, showing faithful love,

justice, and righteousness on the earth,

for I delight in these things.

This is the Lord’s declaration.

(Jer. 9:23-24)

When I consider You, I have nothing to offer.  I have no wisdom, strength, or wealth in the light of Who You are.   

Forgive me for trusting in earthly things that will not last.  I cannot boast in anything I have—recognizing You are the source of everything.  All that I am, and all that I have, comes from You. 

You are perfect love and perfect justice.  Your amazing love and grace made a way for me to know You—through Jesus.   

My heart’s deepest desire is to agree with Paul:  “But as for me, I will never boast about anything except the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Gal. 6:14a)

Jonny Day