S – “When the centurion saw what happened, he began to glorify God, saying, “This man really was righteous.”
Luke 23:47 CSB
O – The Roman officer glorifies (esteems glory and honor) to God. And he fulfills a prophecy in Isaiah 53:11 “After his anguish, he will see light and be satisfied. By his knowledge, my righteous servant will justify many, and he will carry their iniquities. It would be fascinating to watch this soldier do his job of leading his men through this atrocity and have some connection to God afterward. The range of emotion and humility must have been astounding.
We have the same opportunity when we repent – for the first time or daily. We are doing our own thing and then we recognize the bigness of God is greater. Humbling.
A – I want to be quicker to repent. Embrace my own humility and what God is showing me. Then, turn to glorify God for the victory instead of walking in shame where I was defeated.
R – Lord, help me to do this.