Jeremiah 50:29-46
‘The arrogant one will stumble and fall’ (Jeremiah 50:32). God’s Word warns us – ‘Pride goes before… a fall’; ‘Arrogance will bring your downfall’ (Proverbs 16:18; 29:23). We must not trust in ourselves. We must put our trust in the Lord – Our ‘Redeemer is strong. The Lord Almighty is His Name’ (Jeremiah 50:34). We must not boast of ourselves. Salvation is ‘not our own doing’. We must ‘boast of the Lord’. Salvation is ‘the gift of God’ (1 Corinthians 1:31; Ephesians 2:8-9). When we are tempted to take pride in ourselves – ‘Lord, I thank You that I am not like other men…’ (Luke 18:11-12), we must come to the Cross of Christ, praying the sinner’s prayer  – ‘Lord, have mercy on me, a sinner’ (Luke 18:13) – and boasting only of the Lord – ‘God forbid that I should glory except in the Cross of our Lord Jesus Christ’ (Galatians 6:14).

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