Wednesday, July 21, 2010
July 21 – Day Thirty-Seven
While we were busy delving into the long list of precepts, injunctions and ordinances in the Romans 12 and 13, thirty-seven days of our L.U.C.I.E. Fast have slid by.
We have been “fasting” . . . Lethargy, Unbelief, Complaining, Excess and Idolatry . . . the L.U.C.I.E. fast!
We have been mining the gems of righteous understanding and strength, and strengthening our souls in some behavioral diligence! Practically painless!
Today’s admonition speaks of honesty, and we will need honesty to continue in what we’ve learned, not making excuses or overlooking our shortcomings.
Let us walk honestly, as in the day; not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying. (Romans 13:13)
This is going out with a bang! Are there not at least four advisories in Romans 13:13? Yes, there are, and honesty will keep us safe in all of them. We are HONESTLY the children of God; honestly, our Father is the Lord God Almighty, and as His own, rioting and drunkenness, chambering and wantonness, strife and envy have no place in us . . . and we have no need of them! Neither selfishness, nor jealousy, nor manipulation, nor fear, nor hatred, nor grasping and covetousness, nor laziness . . . are meant for us. We are meant for glory, for crowns of glory to lay at the feet of the Majesty of Heaven.
There will be majesty displayed in us, and we shall be free to live and love, and to reign with Him forever in His Kingdom! Honestly, that is our destiny!
"Reigning in Life"
Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburogh
Coronation Day, June 2, 1956