The Measure Of Success

September 06, 2016 | No Comments

Jeremiah 9:23-24 NKJV “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; 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.”
‭By the world’s standards, success is usually measured by three criteria: wisdom, power, and wealth.  The “successful” communicate insights that influence others (wisdom), gain strategic advantage over others (power), accumulate and control resources (wealth).  Yet God asserts here that these attainments hold no weight with Him and that true success is measured by our knowledge of Him (v. 24).

Delight means: to take pleasure in, to cherish, to love and desire. Both to understand and know contain the idea of ascertaining something through the process of seeing.  To know God is to encounter Him and to receive revelation from Him though the scriptures, He implants His thoughts into our minds.  His character begins to engulfs us with the holy wonder of a God who passionately desires intimate friendship with those whom He has created.  

We should seek Him daily in prayer and the word every single day, then we begin to take on His characteristics and we in the eyes of the Lord become successful.



Pastor Robert

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