Tuesday July 29 – Fear God, honor the emperor
Come and worship
Jesus IS freedom. Freedom from the power of sin over our lives, freedom from guilt because He paid the price for those sins, and freedom from the impossible obligation of attempting to earn favor with God. Praise God for freedom!
Meditate on His Word 1 Peter 2:13-17
Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the Emperor. 1 Peter 2:16-17
Peter wanted believers to submit willingly, but his words in in the passage above are
not presented as an option but as a command. We are to submit because that is God’s desire for his people. He wants us to trust him because all governments and authorities are ultimately appointed and controlled by him. Submitting to authority does not eliminate freedom from the believer’s life; but submitting to authority out of reverent fear of the Lord leads to obedience in such a way that shows a positive testimony to the character of God. We can have a greater impact in our communities and with our community leaders by being that positive witness.
Reflect and give thanks
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south.
Psalm 107 1:1-3
To guide the decisions made by our city leaders and pray for favorable access to them to show them the love of Jesus for them as individuals. Pray specifically for those in positions of leadership in the City of Woodinville.
Bernie Talmas – Mayor of Woodinville | James Evans – Deputy Mayor
Sydney Jackson – Police Chief | Law Enforcement Officers
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