“Live as people who are free, not using your freedom as a cover-up for evil, but living as servants of God. Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.” I Peter 2:16-17
July 4th, 1776 - Final paragraph of the Declaration of Independence:
“We, therefore, the Representatives of the United States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, that these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States, that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which the Independent States may of right do. — And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor.”
Prayer for this day: Dear Lord, give us the courage of our forefathers to stand up for the freedoms that you have given to us, and exercise those freedoms as Your servants by living as people who are free, honoring everyone, loving the Christian brotherhood, reverencing You, and honoring our leaders whom you have established.
Daily Battle Order:
Remember from Whom true freedom comes as our forefathers did. Remember the sacrifices made to establish, secure, and keep the freedom that you enjoy as an American citizen. Remember that this freedom joins us together as Americans, as one nation, under God. Remember, give thanks to God and celebrate the Freedom that the Lord brought to our lives through His sacrifice and brought to the United States of America through His grace and mercy.