Proverbs 15:3 (NKJ) The eyes of the Lord are in every place, keeping watch on the evil and the good.

"The Spartans do not enquire how many the enemy are, but where they are." Agis II, 427 B.C.


All That Effort for One Man    

There is the story of subduing the storm and immediately after, the encounter with Legion. In all three synoptic Gospels, these two stories are linked, a frightening storm, and then a frightening demoniac. In all three accounts, Jesus, who was sleeping in the stern of the sinking boat, rises to confront the tempest like a drill sergeant: "Quiet! Be still!" Now, why does he need to rebuke the storm? The word epitima is the same used when Jesus commands foul spirits to come out of people. Fascinating, the storm needed to be rebuked. The very next episode in all three synoptics finds Christ stepping on shore to confront Legion.

He frees the man, the locals rage against Jesus, and he gets rights back in the boat and returns to the other side. Did he go to all that effort for one man? It ended up that way. And Jesus did say something about leaving the ninety-nine to find the one. It certainly is an awe-inspiring doubleheader, and fearsome, too. That is, Jesus is fearsome. Everything else trembles before him.

(Beautiful Outlaw, 30

Proverbs 3:5-6 MSG

5)  Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don't try to figure out everything on your own.

6)  Listen for God's voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he's the one who will keep you on track.

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