Jeremiah 9:23-24 Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD.
It would almost seem as if the prophet Jeremiah could have been writing these words to the people of today. In today’s technological society in which we live, education seems the benchmark for success. However, all the wisdom we have seems to cause us to need more wisdom to compete globally. One benefit may be that this knowledge has brought us to an age where people are living longer. Health and exercise have taken a front row in the minds of many today. The idea is that if we can get healthier and wiser, we may live longer and own more things, more wealth. Nevertheless, at the end of it all our health does seem to fail us. No matter how well we have taken care to do all we can, this body begins to break down.
The wisdom, which was relevant twenty years ago, has become obsolete. Microchips have replaced transistors; digital media has now taken over CD’s and cassettes. Time marches on. The money we collected over a lifetime is not as valuable as it once was. In fact, just to survive it seems to cost everything we have. Man’s wisdom, his might, and his money will someday all fail him. However, there has always been one type of wisdom which never fails. If you were wise enough to accept Christ as Saviour, Jesus never fails. Real wisdom finds its strength and wealth in Jesus.
In a hymn we sing it says, “Jesus never fails, Jesus never fails, heaven and earth may pass away, but Jesus never fails.” How long is never? With Jesus never is forever. Jesus will be yours for eternity.
THROUGH THE BIBLE ACCELERATED READING (O.T.-1/N.T. & PS.-2/Prov.-Monthly)
Jeremiah 7 – 9 / Psalm 72 – 73:14 / Proverbs 19 – 20 / Acts 1
THROUGH THE BIBLE OLD & NEW TESTAMENT DAILY
Pro. 20-21 / 2 Co. 5
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Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director