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Friday, September 23, 2016 Ember Day

Romans, Chapter 16, Verse 19-20
19 For while your obedience is known to all, so that I rejoice over you, I want you to be wise as to what is good, and simple as to what is evil; 20 then the God of peace will quickly crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus be with you.


Not fear but revere!  This is Holy fear which acknowledges, He that is, and that we exist in and through Him by the saving grace of Christ and the action of the Holy Spirit. The opposite of revere is to despise. There are many in our country and world who despise the Lord. How did this come about? According to the US Army Leadership manual[1] followers tend to ask two questions:  1) Is the leader powerful? 2) Does he care about me?



Does He care about me?
Does He  have power?
Yes
Yes
No
Trusted and Respected
Feared
No
Tolerated
Despised


To get to Holy fear we must know that God has power (thus acting accordingly by following his commandments) and know that He cares about us. To not do this we will fear, tolerate or despise our Lord but if we acknowledge His power and His love we will have reverence and according to the second part of this verse, “Glory will dwell in our land.”

When we know that in truth that God does care about us and that He has real power over us we trust and respect Him and are at peace! Know there is a God and He has real power and He cares about you. 

Ember Day Focus:  fast and think on profound importance of total conversion. Pray for Priests.






[1]  Military Leadership, Field Manuel 22-100 

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