Monday, August 29, 2011

B90days: The Whole Duty of Man

 And we are half way through...B90Days. 

Smack dab in the center are the Books of Wisdom. 

"Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter:
Fear God and keep his commandments,
for this is the whole duty of man."
~~ Ecclesiastes 12:13 ~~


1. A moral or legal obligation; a responsibility
I have heard it said that duty is a four letter word...
It's definitely not a comfortable word at all... 
We are not a people who love obligation...

or... fear...

What does it mean to 'Fear' God ?

 "The acute awareness of the presence of God's power 
that produces in me a sense of awe 
and calls forth from me honor, respect and reverence."


as a tri-fecta...not so appealing...

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, 
and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
~~ Proverbs 9:10 ~~


“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?”
Jesus replied:  
“‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart 
and with all your soul and with all your mind.’  
This is the first and greatest commandment.  
And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” 
~~ Matthew 22:36-40 ~~

I am undone.
I am humbly aware that Love alone transforms a rebellious creation.
Love alone transforms me.
A love first directed, then received..then returned.
From me..and God.
This is my sole purpose.
Surrender is sweet when a designer is acknowledged.
Purpose transforms.
A pitcher pouring crystal clear, refreshing water into a glass...
A bowl cradling steaming soup...
A soul nourished and strengthened by it's creator....
Worshiping ...


Where are you on the journey ?
Have you acknowledged you have a designer ?
Are you aware of your purpose?
Have you surrendered?
Come let us return to the Lord.... 
Come let us worship and bow down...

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