The Greatest Thing: Knowing the Lord

Jeremiah 9:23-24

“This is what the Lord says: ‘Let not the wise man boast of his wisdom or the strong man boast of his strength or the rich man boast 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.”

1 Corinthians 2:2

“For I decided to know nothing among you except Jesus Christ and him crucified.”

We see the greatest display of God’s kindness, justice, and righteousness in the cross of Christ. All of the attributes by which God describes Himself in Exodus 34:5-7 are seen most clearly in the crucifixion! No wonder Paul sought to know nothing except Christ Jesus and Him crucified–it is through the person and work of Christ that we see the wonder and beauty and terrifying power of the God of grace and justice and mercy and wrath!

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