Our highest ambition

“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.” Jeremiah 9:23,24

This is surely one of the verses to include in a “five loaves” version. It is easy to get caught up in our own accomplishments, rather than in our personal relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

It is not that God wants us to live void of ambition. “I can do all things through Christ who gives me strength.” Our highest ambition should be to understand and know the God who made us. Heaven and earth will pass away, along with all of our earthly accomplishments, but our relationship with God through Christ will not. Can not.