Day 49 – No Understanding Apart from God

And I thought I was beat last night! Wow. I lead a workshop for 4 hours today. Shouldn’t have worn me out. But I could hardly get through the Leviticus readings just now. What was all that about eating the offerings?

I did have two interesting discussions today about the increasing social divide in our country, how Biblically conservative Christians share certain moral and ethical beiefs that stand in stark contrast to the prevailing views. Most of us don’t at all like the idea that our stands are regarded as intolerant and unkind. We absolutely want to be compassionate, yet apply Biblical principles to church life. And we regard the unborn as people.

This Proverb explains it well:

 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,
and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.  Proverbs 9:10 (NIV)

Which is to say, knowledge of the Holy One precedes wisdom and understanding. Sometimes we forget that it’s not us, but God’s wisdom in us that enlightens our views. And we need to grant greater consideration for those who knowing no better attack us.

Readings:  Leviticus 7:1-8:36, Psalm 24:7-10, Proverbs 9:10-12, Mark 1:1-20. See About for what I’m up to with these daily posts.


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