Brag on Him!

Let those who are wise
Not boast about their wisdom.
Let those who are strong
Not brag about their strength.
Let those who are wealthy
Not boast about their riches.
But let all those who know the Lord
Brag on Him!

Let those who know the Lord
Boast about His goodness!
Let those who know the Lord
Brag about His righteousness.
He is the King of Kindness;
He is the Lord of Love,
And He delights in those who
Brag on Him!

About this Song:
I don’t think I’ve ever posted the lyrics of a song I haven’t quite finished writing, although I believe the lyrics are pretty much set in stone. So today is a first.

A couple of Sundays ago, Travis Rector, the drummer on our church praise team, shared this Scripture from Jeremiah 9:23-24:

23 Thus says the Lord:
“Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,
Let not the mighty man glory in his might,
Nor let the rich man glory in his riches;
24 But let him who glories glory in this,
That he understands and knows Me,
That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, [a]judgment, and righteousness in the earth.
For in these I delight,” says the Lord.

I’m not a boaster. If I have any strength or any wisdom, it’s not mine to boast about. And riches? My wife and I live comfortably, but not luxuriously.

Nonetheless, that Scripture really spoke to me. As good as God is in every way–when has He ever withheld His blessings from me?–shouldn’t I be boasting about Him whenever and wherever I can?

I pray that this Scripture and the song itself will inspire me to do just that.

What about you? Are you so conscious of God’s love and provision that you like to brag on Him? How about leaving a comment.

~*~

Free lead sheets (lyrics, tune, and chords) are available for many of my songs. Click on the Lead Sheets tab at the top of this page to see whether one is available for this song. Videos for many of my songs, some recorded at home and some at our church’s nursing home ministry, can be accessed at my website, RogerBruner.com, under the Listen tab.

Look for me again next Wednesday. Better still, subscribe to receive these weekly posts by email.

Best regards,
Roger

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About Roger E. Bruner

Seventy-four-year-old Roger E. Bruner is the author and publisher of eighteen Christian novels and the writer of more than two hundred Christian songs and choruses, a handful of musical dramas, and a number of shorter works. He sings, plays guitar and bass, and records his original songs in his home studio. He will be active in his church's nursing home ministry again when circumstances permit and in the church choir when it starts up again. In the meantime he'll keep playing bass on the praise team. Married for seventeen years to Kathleen, he has one grown daughter. Kathleen has two. Roger enjoys reading, moderate exercise, photography and book cover design (he's done all of his own except for Rosa No-Name), playing Snood, making walking sticks, and complaining about the state of the nation while continuing to pray for it.
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