Daily Encouragement: Day 199

From Handbook to Wisdom, Day 199

PUT YOUR PRIDE IN THE LORD

The fear of the Lord is the instruction for wisdom,
and humility comes before honor.
(Proverbs 15:33)

Thus says the Lord:
“Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom, and let not
the strong man boast of his strength, and let not the rich
man boast of his riches; but let him who boasts boast
about this: that he understands and knows Me,
that I am the Lord, who exercises lovingkindness, justice,
and righteousness on earth; for in these I delight,”
declares the Lord.
(Jeremiah 9:23–24) 

Dear Lord, grant me the grace to order my steps in the path of humility and the fear of the Lord. I will not boast in the things that are so impressive to people—shrewdness, power, and wealth—but in the knowledge of You. Since You delight in lovingkindness, justice, and righteousness, I want to treasure these above whatever the world has to offer. Amen.