Thursday, March 29, 2012
Deut 17:12 and Luke 5:19 "Lowered Through The Roof" (March 29)
What does it take for me to not go beyond the limits of what is appropriate, what is permitted, what is allowed? Deut 17:12 says: You shall purge the evil from Israel. And all the people shall hear and fear and not act presumptuously. Don't go beyond the limits. Are we talking about behavior or heart? Aren't we always dealing with the motives of our hearts. Were the friends who lowered the paralytic down through the roof presumptuous? I think not. We actually know they were not---Jesus called them as having faith. He could see straight into their hearts. Wonder if He will see faith or fear in me today, wisdom or presumption. It's not about doing the right things---human do'ers. It's about being a better person than I ever have been---human beings who are a little more brave, a little more beautiful because we have lowered our husbands, our children, our family, our friends through the roof ~ Luke 5:19-20.
Posted by Bev Brandon @ The Fray at 12:00 AM