This message by Pastor Rod Harris was delivered at Trinity Baptist Church on Sunday evening, November 11, 2007, and was taken from Jeremiah 9:12-24.
To boast means to brag. It is something we all do. We learn it at an early age, and we never really outgrow it. The problem is not with boasting, but rather in what it is about which we boast. There are things worthy of boasting.
Things to look at in this passage:
- Who is wise enough to explain what God is doing? Why is this happening?
- The answer comes in verse 13: “…they have forsaken my law … and have not obeyed my voice…” The people of Judah got judgment the old-fashioned way: they earned it.
- Jeremiah warns his hearers with sage advice about boasting. He ends with the charge to boast in God; his character, his person, his work.
The problem is not that we boast, but about what it is about which we boast. We boast in the fact that God is God.