Thursday, July 16, 2020

Judges 9:1-10:5; Isaiah 30:1-33; 1 Corinthians 9:1-23

And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this. Luke 7:4

The Jews thought the centurion was worthy of the Lord Jesus’ time and effort. According to them, “He loves our nation, and has built us a synagogue” (Luke 7:5, NKJV). Yet the centurion himself said, “I am not worthy” (Matt. 8:8). They were thinking of all the good he had done; he was thinking of all the bad. Had he committed things in his youth that he now regretted? Had he taken advantage of his position of power? We don’t know. But what we do know is this: this man modelled the way we should approach the Lord Jesus when we need something from Him. — Shane Johnson

I know not why God’s wondrous grace, to me He hath made known,
Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love, redeemed me for His own.—D. Whittle

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