What are you looking for in Life? Are you still running around pursuing things that do not give you true happiness? How old are you now? Life is short on earth my friend. Do you build your life around material happiness? Or have you built the Relationship of Love in your circle of family and friends? Don’t live life just making money, many things you can do with your family and children without money. I witnessed kids in the poor village who were happy playing in the mud, they were all laughing without sophisticated toys, like: iPad Air 2 nor iPhone 6+. What are we teaching our children? Are we raising a bunch of materialistic generation?
I cannot give you advice but God can advise you. God never makes mistakes. He knows better than all of human race put together, for He lives before you and will still live, long after you are gone. Thus, He is the best person to give us advice.
Jer 9:23 Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom (1), Let not the mighty man glory in his might (2), Nor let the rich man glory in his riches (3);
God advise against man having glory in: (1) Knowledge / man-wisdom; (2) Might / Strength ; (3) Riches.
- Knowledge: Some people feel the urge to know everything that is going around them, they read many articles, they must know everything & everyone famous, what can this knowledge done to you? It is only stealing your time, time is your life, and your life is too precious! World information does you nothing good, but putting fear and weary in your heart.
- Mighty man: Some people are going to Gym building their body with extremity. You can train your body for being fit, but still Strength and Health must come from the Lord. Fit people can still suffer sudden death.
- Riches: Many rich people build on their happiness on pursuing The pseudo-happiness of “If I can earn one more million then I will be happy”. Is he really happy? His promise “One day I will spend time with my kids and wife”, and before he knew it everyone has aged, his children grew up and he did not even have the chance to watch them grow up. He had no more chances to play together, as age has gotten hold of and the loss of the precious moments together. What are you raising the next generation for? Materialistic society?
The next verse tells us, God advises us to have glory in knowing Him deeper, to know that He is the Lord of Grace:
Jer 9:24 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.
How do we go from here to Know God? The New Covenant of Grace tells us how:
Heb 8:8 …: “BEHOLD, THE DAYS ARE COMING, SAYS THE LORD, WHEN I WILL MAKE A NEW COVENANT:
What is the Covenant about? It is about God will do for us instead of we do for Him, Notice the term of the new covenant is all about “I WILL”. The terms of New Covenant:
Heb 8:10 FOR THIS IS THE COVENANT THAT I WILL MAKE WITH THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL AFTER THOSE DAYS, SAYS THE LORD: (1) I WILL PUT MY LAWS IN THEIR MIND AND (2) I WILL WRITE THEM ON THEIR HEARTS; AND (3) I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND (4) THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE.
Heb 8:11 NONE OF THEM SHALL TEACH HIS NEIGHBOR, AND NONE HIS BROTHER, SAYING, (a) ‘KNOW THE LORD,’ (b) FOR ALL SHALL KNOW ME, FROM THE LEAST OF THEM TO THE GREATEST OF THEM. None shall teach to (a) know the Lord, All shall (b) know me
The first know (a) in Greek is “Gynosco” = know by effort / experience.
The second Know (b) here is a different know in Greek, which is “Aida” = inward revelation, know from inside.
It is the same “knowing” in the story of a certain woman who had an issue with a flow of blood for twelve years, when she heard about Jesus, she came behind Him in the crowd and touched His garment. And, immediately the fountain of her blood was dried up, and she felt in her body that she was healed of the affliction. The woman, was in awe, knowing what had happened to her, because she was healed. Knowing here in Greek = “Aida”, a inner revelation she knew inside her of what happened in her. (Not Knowing by effort nor by experience).
Isn’t this what we want happening in our people, in our church?. That they will KNOW God by Revelation? Because this is the true knowledge of the Lord. How do we have the True Knowledge of God for our church? The next verse of (Heb 8:12) tells us:
Heb 8:12 FOR I WILL BE (1) MERCIFUL TO THEIR UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, AND (2) THEIR SINS AND THEIR LAWLESS DEEDS I WILL REMEMBER NO MORE.”
Pastors and Leaders, if only we preach these two items continuously to our church, (1) MERCIFUL TO THEIR UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, AND (2) THEIR SINS AND THEIR LAWLESS DEEDS GOD WILL REMEMBER NO MORE which are actually the Gospel of GRACE. Then we shall have the true knowledge (“Aida”) of the Lord, a revelation of the Lord happening in our people. And where there is Revelation of the Lord, miracles and blessings come upon the people. That is where the powerful promises of the new covenant in (Heb 8:10) … I WILL BE THEIR GOD, AND THEY SHALL BE MY PEOPLE will be happening. If He is your God then illnesses, bad habits, and evils shall be gone, no enemies shall defeat you, and no poverty can come near you. If God is for you then no one can be against you. You are always a victor, and with Him you shall Reign in life. Hallelujah.