Today: “The power of God’s manifestation causes either fear or reverence. Reverence dispels fear. ” – From the I Ching
The power of God’s manifestation causes either fear or reverence. Reverence dispels fear. Be ready for the coming reckoning.
Read the text from Richard Wilhelm's and subsequent translations of the I Ching
The shock that comes from the manifestation of God within the depths of the earth makes man afraid, but this fear of God is good, for joy and merriment can follow upon it. When a man has learned within his heart what fear and trembling mean, he is safeguarded against any terror produced by outside influences. Let the thunder roll and spread terror a hundred miles around: he remains so composed and reverent in spirit that the sacrificial rite is not interrupted. This is the spirit that must animate leaders and rulers of men – a profound inner seriousness from which all terrors glance off harmlessly. The shock of continuing thunder brings fear and trembling. The superior man is always filled with reverence at the manifestation of God; he sets his life in order and searches his heart, lest it harbour any secret opposition to the will of God. Thus reverence is the foundation of true culture.