Lesson in Life

Be present to all in awe, wonder and gratefulness.

(Listen to my song “How Wonderful to Me” on YouTube by clicking HERE)


Psalm 128:1

Blessed are all who fear the LORD, and who walk in his ways.


My translation of today’s scripture would be: “Happy and fulfilled are all those who are full of awe when contemplating God, and who walk in God’s ways.”

The word “fear” is a poor translation.

Stop being afraid of God!

Jesus often told his followers to not be afraid.

Jesus described God as a loving Father: “Look at the birds in the sky; they do not sow or reap, they gather nothing into barns, yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are not you more important than they?” (Matthew 6:26).

Another scripture I often quote is, “God is love” (1 John 4:8).

And further along in that passage it states, “There is no fear in love, but perfect love drives out fear because fear has to do with punishment, and so one who fears is not yet perfect in love. We love because he first loved us” (1 John 4:18-19).

So fear not!

Then walk in the ways of Jesus who personified God in all he said and did.

And first and foremostlove God and your neighbor as yourself.


Listen to the song of the day “How Wonderful to Me” on the Live to Love album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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