9/22/2014

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Wednesday October 1st,  Philippians 2: 12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.  Do we really work out our salvation with fear and trembling? For most of us I would say the answer is no.  But if fear and trembling is on one end of the spectrum, what is on the other end?  It is Joy?  No, Joy comes somewhere in the middle, in that place where there is good balance.  On the other end for fear and trembling is “ho-hum.”  On the other end of fear and trembling is “I believe in God and all that but…. Well…..I’m busy….Sunday is a bad day for me, so is Wednesday….I have been meaning to get more involved……it is the only day the children have to sleep in with hockey practice on Saturday….and on and on and on and on.  I believe in a God of grace and I believe that all of creation is saved by this grace and I don’t think we exactly need fear and trembling, but let’s face it, ho-hum is just another way to telling the God that created you to take a hike or worse……… you fill in the blank. 

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