Luke 7:4 The Best Building Block for Life

Luke 7:4 (KJV)
And when they came to Jesus, they besought him instantly, saying, That he was worthy for whom he should do this:

Here is a Gentile man, a soldier no less, of whom the elders of the Jews ascribed worth.

Thus, the subject of worth becomes the topic.

  • The elders of the Jews believed he was worthy
  • He said of himself that he was unworthy
  • Upon hearing him, Jesus honored him as worthy

My thought is this,
The Jews, who notoriously thought of Gentiles as dogs, saw his worth: because he loved Israel, and had built them a synagogue, and because he viewed himself as unworthy.

He loved the nation and built the synagogue precisely because he viewed himself as unworthy. He saw in their faith a truth that was higher than anything he had witnessed in the pagan world.

Jesus praised his faith as greater than anything He had seen in Israel. It was a faith that was born of his humility.

There is no greater block upon which to build friendships, businesses, and faith than the building block of humility.

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Luke 7:4 The Best Building Block for Life

Author: marvinmck

Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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