This is what the Lord says:
“Don’t let the wise boast in their wisdom,
or the powerful boast in their power,
or the rich boast in their riches.
24 But those who wish to boast
should boast in this alone:
that they truly know me and understand that I am the Lord
who demonstrates unfailing love
and who brings justice and righteousness to the earth,
and that I delight in these things.
I, the Lord, have spoken! Jeremiah 9:23-24, NLT
What the Lord says.
I remember Jeremiah being called the weeping prophet. Jeremiah takes his heart and tears to the Lord and lays it all out. The underlying sentiments of the things he tells, I think we can all relate to at some point in life–the brokenness of a sinful world. I sit with somber thoughts.
I sit for a very long time.
I try to steady my thoughts to one place, and my focal point can be any number of things in the reading. And won’t those things affect how I frame a situation?
So I pick what the Lord says.