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"But blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. He will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit." (Jeremiah 17:7,
Where does our confidence lie? Is it in our acquired knowledge, acquired strength or acquired money? These can help us to an extent but people who rely on only these often tend to fail miserably after a while. God has some advice regarding this for all. He says,
"Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast of his riches." (Jeremiah 9:23)
Our breath is in the hands of the Almighty. He can give and he can take back this breath at his own discretion, so we do not have anything to glory in except in the Lord who has given us life breath.
Instead God advices us to boast about this: "let him who boasts boast about this: that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD, who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth, for in these I delight,". (Jeremiah 9:24)
The Psalmists have this to say regarding trusting the Lord:
Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you. (Psalm 9:10)
But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation. (Psalm 13:5)
Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. (Psalm 20:7)
If your confidence is in Jesus, you will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.
Therefore, as it is written: "Let him who boasts boast in the Lord." (1 Corinthians 1:31)
Posted by DR. Johnson Cherian