Thursday, May 14, 2020

Sometimes the best verses are ones you stumble upon!

Every month we have what we call a "Discipleship Verse." We recite it three times in each worship service during that month to help commit that verse to memory. Well, I was looking for a verse for the month of May that would speak to our current "Stay at Home" situation here in Minnesota. Proverbs 3:5-6 came to mind (maybe because it has always been one of my favorite verses). If you're not familiar with it here's what God tells us in it:

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will make your paths straight.


And after I read that proverb I glanced down at the next one. (A proverb is a "short saying that expresses a practical truth." i.e. "Wise words for life.") Here's what I saw:

Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord and shun evil.

I put those last two lines in all caps, because "healing" has been front and center in our prayers and on our minds since early March. And here's a passage that not only tells us what to do that will bring us health, but the instruction comes from no less than God!!!

God has been called "The Great Physician - of both body and soul." Here's His prescription:

Don't be arrogant or proud. Don't pat your self on the back for being so smart. Instead, be humble and have a healthy respect for the Lord and His power. And stay far, far away from anything that's contrary to what God wants ("evil").

Or maybe put even simpler:   "Remember that you aren't god, but that I Am!"

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