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Serve the LORD with Fear, Rejoice with Trembling

2 Kings 23:31–25:30; Acts 22:17–23:10; Psalm 2:1-12; Proverbs 18:13

Serve the LORD with Fear, Rejoice with Trembling
Be wise now therefore, O ye kings: be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
– Psalm 2:10-11

And it came to pass in the seven and thirtieth year of the captivity of Jehoiachin king of Judah, in the twelfth month, on the seven and twentieth day of the month, that Evil-merodach king of Babylon in the year that he began to reign did lift up the head of Jehoiachin king of Judah out of prison; and he spake kindly to him, and set his throne above the throne of the kings that were with him in Babylon; and changed his prison garments: and he did eat bread continually before him all the days of his life. And his allowance was a continual allowance given him of the king, a daily rate for every day, all the days of his life.
– 2 Kings 25:27-30

Born Free
And they gave him audience unto this word, and then lifted up their voices, and said, Away with such a fellow from the earth: for it is not fit that he should live. And as they cried out, and cast off their clothes, and threw dust into the air, the chief captain commanded him to be brought into the castle, and bade that he should be examined by scourging; that he might know wherefore they cried so against him. And as they bound him with thongs, Paul said unto the centurion that stood by, Is it lawful for you to scourge a man that is a Roman, and uncondemned? When the centurion heard that, he went and told the chief captain, saying, Take heed what thou doest: for this man is a Roman. Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said, Yea. And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom. And Paul said, But I was free born.
– Acts 22:22-28

Pharisees and Sadducees
And when he had so said, there arose a dissension between the Pharisees and the Sadducees: and the multitude was divided. For the Sadducees say that there is no resurrection, neither angel, nor spirit: but the Pharisees confess both
. – Acts 23:7-8

He that Answereth Before He Heareth
He that answereth a matter before he heareth it, it is folly and shame unto him
. – Proverbs 18:13

Heavenly Father, I come before You today with a grateful heart. Thank You, my God, for the freedom I have in this country but even more so, Lord, the freedom I have in Jesus Christ, Your holy and precious Son. Please help me today and every day to cherish this gift that I did nothing to earn but was freely given. Be with us this day and let Your will be done in the USA. Draw us, as a nation, back to YOU and set a blazing REVIVAL FIRE in every home and heart across this great nation and every nation of this world. I ask this in Jesus’ Name. Amen! Amen!