Do not be wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord and shun evil.
This will bring health to your body
and nourishment to your bones.
Our Proverbs reading fits well with today’s sermon on Luke 4. Like Jesus, we know the wilderness. Yet our outcomes include responding, “The devil made me do it.” We know turning rocks into bread. We do this when we use our gifts, our status, and leverage our opportunities for our self-benefit, regardless of the impact this has on others. We like to strive for gaining the whole world. But today’s reading reinforces for us to not be wise in our own eyes. But with our eyes on God, we will find health for our body. With our eyes on God, we will build health as community and nourish the common good.
Question for today. We see the words, “fear the Lord” often throughout our story. What do you think this means? What does it mean for ‘fear of the Lord’ to bring health to our body?
Let’s keep on walking.