23 This is what the Lord says:
“Let not the wise boast of their wisdom
or the strong boast of their strength
or the rich boast of their riches,
24 but let the one who boasts boast about this:
that they have the understanding to know me,
that I am the Lord, who exercises kindness,
justice and righteousness on earth,
for in these I delight,”
declares the Lord.
Father, I praise You for the ways in which You make Yourself known. I will not boast in my wisdom, because You have chosen the foolish things of the world to shame the wise. I will not boast in strength, because You have chosen the weak things of the world to shame the strong. You have chosen lowly women, men of ill repute, powerless people from nowhere, ordinary folks without human credentials, anonymous people – people like me – to show the world that You are indeed a kind, just and righteous God.