Evangelical Lutheran Diocese of North America

Wednesday after the First Sunday after Trinity Sunday

Posted on June 22, 2022 by Pastor Dulas under Devotions
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Scripture: Jeremiah 9:23-24 (NKJV)
9:23 Thus says the Lord:
“Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, nor let the rich man glory in his riches;
24 “But let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows Me, that I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the Lord.
Our Scriptures from Jeremiah speak of the wisdom, might, and riches of mankind. The fear of God is the beginning of wisdom. As to man’s might, all men are made of dust and to dust even the mighty shall return. Let the man who considers himself mighty not glory before God. And as to the rich man who glories before God, his riches are nothing. Whatever He owns will be passed along when he dies.
So, rather than looking to man for life’s meaning, look to God. God manifests Himself in steadfast love, judgment, and righteousness. In His steadfast love for the world, God sent His Word, His Son, into the flesh to redeem man. He rained his judgment down, not upon the world or upon mankind, but upon His righteous Son. He punished His Son for our sins. He raised His Son from the dead to prove that Christ’s atonement was sufficient to atone for man’s sin.
Rather than trust in our own wisdom, might, and riches, let us trust in God and His ways. Do we believe in His Son and claim His righteousness for our justification? This is the way that is right–not to man’s wisdom, but right to God’s!
Prayer: O God, the Strength of all them that put their trust in Thee: Mercifully accept our prayers; and because through the weakness of our mortal nature we can do no good thing without Thee, grant us the help of Thy grace, that in keeping Thy commandments we may please Thee, both in will and deed; through Jesus Christ, Thy Son, our Lord, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, and the Holy Ghost, ever One God, world without end. Amen.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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