I like informality. I love working from my home office in flip-flops and bermudas. Ceremony is not my bailiwick. Most people today are non-traditional as well. The laid-back approach has won the day in our time.

That kind of approach, however, does not work well with God, not even having gained the right to call him Father. Continue reading

Give glory to God by proclaiming to everyone who he is and what great things he has done. Confessing sin is also a way to recognize the perfection of God. Praise to God speaks his name reverently, and never in vain. Bless his name, speak highly of the Lord, and know that every one of his promises is being fulfilled in Jesus Christ.

READ: “Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear the one who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell” Mt 10.28.

THINK: Fear of God is a starting point in all the Bible, Deut 8.6; 1 Pet 2.17, the beginning of wisdom, Psa 111.10; Prov 1.7; 9.10. It includes respect, reverence, and fear. Fear is show by obedience to God. It is associated with judgment, Rev 14.7, with praise, Heb 12.28, and with evangelism, 2 Cor 5.11. Continue reading