True wisdom–upward, outward, inward

RE Verse reading–Mark 12: 28-34 (day six)
“Well said, teacher,” the man replied.  “You are right.”  (vs 32)  Jesus is brilliant.  Morally.  Spiritually.  “O how I love Thy law.  It is my meditation all the day.  Thy commandments make me wiser than my enemies.”  (Psalm 119:97-98)  His answer to the scribe’s question was breathtaking in balance.  It perfectly diagrammed the duty of man.  First we are to look upward to God.  Worship.  As we perceive His character we are to emulate.  “You be Holy, because I am Holy”.  Second we are to look outward.  If God is love then we must love.  Him and others.  The opposite of self-centeredness.  Third we are to look inward.  Our obedience must be in the heart rather than an outward conformity to rules.  What perfect perspective the Lord has on true life!  What practical wisdom He has for all who declare Him Lord!  May we all say with the scribe, “Well said, teacher, you are right!”

Author: Don Guthrie

Don Guthrie is the Senior Pastor at FBCSA.

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  1. May we go even further…. actually into the Kingdom… by saying not only “you are right”, but also “I Trust You.” Putting our faith not in the Word but in the God the Word reveals. It is not enough just to agree with the scriptures. We must add our faith (Heb 4) and by this faith walk them out…. walk in Kingdom reality.

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