…but let he 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,” declares the LORD.
Reading Chapter 9 is like covering yourself with a water-soaked wool blanket. It weighs heavy on the heart and spirit as you read about sin, forsakenness, dire consequences, a complete abandonment of the One Who is Holy to run after that which is unholy, immoral, and deceitful. Then, we come to verse 24b…I am the LORD Who exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth…This is His delight. Sin must be punished, but it is not His delight. So, think about it: in a culture like ours, which seems to be turning from God daily, He is still the LORD; He still exercises kindness, justice and righteousness on earth. It is His delight and a gift to those who belong to Him.