May 25, 2009

Memorial Day 2009

Spending time reading the Bible every single day over the past 6 years, has caused my convictions about many things to change and grow firm in many ways.

One big way is learning the importance of honoring and respecting those to whom we owe honor and respect (Ephesians 6:2; Romans 13:7).

Memorial day is a day to remember the great sacrifices of many men who loved their people enough to die for them in order to provide the freedom everybody wanted.

Those sacrifices should be remembered, and our military, government, soldiers and men should be honored and respected by all in so much as is due them. We would not be able to enjoy so much of the freedom we now do if God had not given us men who would fight.

Nevertheless, since we live in a fallen, evil world of sin, we must remember that these imperfect sacrifices only point us to a sacrifice far greater, and a love incredibly stronger than any other has ever shown.

Jesus is our ultimate Hero (Revelation 5:13). Let's honor Him by thanksgiving, praise, fear, love and obedience to His gracious Word.

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