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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Glory in the Lord alone

 By Michael Incorvia

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Chapelle Royale, Versailles
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Jeremiah gives a beautiful description of how to live and practice our faith: Thus says the LORD: “Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, let not the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches; but let him who glories glory in this, that he understands and knows me, that I am the LORD who practice steadfast love, justice, and righteousness in the earth; for in these things I delight, says the LORD.” (Jeremiah 9:23-24)

Many say these two verses of Jeremiah define the basis of our faith and religion — steadfast love of God and neighbor, the proper exercise of justice, and righteousness.  For the LORD blesses those “who observe justice, who do righteousness at all times” (Psalms 106:3), for the LORD “loves righteousness and justice” (Psalms 33:5) and “hate[s] wickedness” (Psalms 45:7).

Continue reading at Michael's blog To Love and Truth.

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