Peter Barnes | Jeremiah 9:23-24
BOASTING IN THE LORD
1 Corinthians 1:18-31; Jeremiah 9:12-26
1. False grounds for boasting.
– 9:23; ‘I don’t know’ is better than ‘I pretend to know’.
(a) wisdom. See 8:8-9. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge.
(b) might. See Ps.20:7-8.
(c) riches. See Luke 12:18-20.
– Solomon had all three to some measure and failed. Rev.5:11-12 says they belong to Christ.
2. Boasting in knowing the Lord.
(a) steadfast love; see John 17:26.
(c) righteousness. Note Phil.3:9
3. Boasting in the Lord Jesus Christ.
– see 1 Cor.1:29-31;
Isaac Watts: Jesus my Lord! I know His name,/ His name is all my boast;/ Nor will He put my soul to shame,/ Nor let my hope be lost.