August 20 / Proverbs 20 / Luke 7

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Proverbs 20:3

The glory of a person is to back away from an accusation, but every stupid person let’s it break out.

The humility of the  wise person and the pride of the stupid person is their respective motivation for their actions.

Proverbs 20:5

Advice is deep waters in the heart of a person, but those who understand draw it out.

Good advice includes thoughts that are profound and perhaps mysterious, requiring reflection and interpretation to fully understand and apply.

This is certainly true in the case of Jesus.

Proverbs 20:19

Slanderers go about revealing secrets, so do not associate with those who are foolish with their lips.

Luke 7:2-10

Healing the centurion’s slave.

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Here we see Jesus do good to one who is of the despised occupying army. Real faith can come from anyone, not just those “in the club.”

This is a good reminder that we cannot tame God. He is who He is and will do what He will do. I want to worship Him for who He is, not for what I want Him to be or make Him out to be.

We do not create God in our image. We let Him be God and take our rightful place bowing before His throne. He is good, so we have nothing to fear, yet He is wholly other and therefore a mystery that causes trembling awe.

Worship Him in spirit and in truth.

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