Recently People Magazine named Jennifer Lopez the “most beautiful woman of 2011.” That’s a boast any woman would like to make.
Unfortunately, our world values the beautiful, brilliant, and savvy far more than the faithful, honest, humble, pure or godly.
Jeremiah 9:23,24 says, “‘Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man of his strength or the rich man of his riches, but 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,’ declares the Lord.”
Periodically I need to re-access my values. It’s easy to get caught up in my culture’s delight in beauty, fame and fortune.
Will you join me today as I pray that God will align my values with His–that my boast will be in knowing the Lord and delighting in kindness, justice and righteousness?
© copyright Gail Burton Purath, 2011