Proverbs 26 5-26-22

Jesus is the most well-known Person on earth, yet everyone does not know His name or who He is. Don’t worry; they will.

15:16 Better a little with the fear of the Lord than great wealth with turmoil.

Darius III claimed to be king of the world. He carried the titles of Darius the Great, King of kings, King of Persia, Pharaoh of Egypt, and King of Countries. Even with all his titles, though, he ran from Alexander the Great and died at his hand. Alex, in turn, died of a mysterious death, at age 32, and his kingdom was divided among his generals.

Before Darius III was Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon, but only Bible scholars know his name and who he was. Also, the Caesars of Rome were builders of one of the strongest empires the world has ever known (the largest was the English empire followed by the Mongol empire). Most people might know Julius Caesar because of Shakespeare’s famous play; they might know the infamous Nero because of the caricature of him playing the violin while Rome burned; Caesar Augustus, the greatest of the Caesars, was only a footnote in Luke’s Gospel, the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

We all come to the same question that Jesus asked His disciples at Caesarea Philippi in Matthew 16,

13 When Jesus came to the region of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say the Son of Man is?”
14 They replied, “Some say John the Baptist; others say Elijah; and still others, Jeremiah or one of the prophets.”
15 “But what about you?” he asked. “Who do you say I am?”
16 Simon Peter answered, “You are the Messiah, the Son of the living God.”

May we all answer as Peter answered.

Jesus, I profess You as Messiah, the Son of the living God. You are who You claim You are. You are Lord God, King of the universe, yet here You are in my heart and life communing with me! May I never take our relationship for granted, O Lord. Amen.

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