Deuteronomy 19:21; Luke 7

Luke 7:33-34 “For John the Baptist came neither eating food nor drinking wine, and you said “He is possessed by a demon.”  The Son of Man came eating and drinking and you said “Look, he is a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.”

Jesus is echoing that old saw “You are damned if you do and damned if you don’t.”  One of the great takeaways for me from studying Scripture is the realization that in thousands of years human nature has not changed.  And this realization is conducive to humility.  You just know that out on the hunt or lazing about the local watering hole (which literally was a watering hole) Thag complained to his cavemen buddies about the despotism of Mrs. Thag back at the cave; he knew better than to leave his loincloth draped on the back of the sofa.  We modern folk pat ourselves on the back that we are smarter, more civilized, but we aren’t; ask any one of the millions brutally sacrificed on the altar of Progress during the 20th century, like the kulaks were by Stalin or the genetically undesirables by Hitler.  Let’s not build any statues in honor of Modern Man.

GOD’S ANSWER: Without a love of the truth, there is no humility.  Without humility, ultimately there is chaos.

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