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Last chapter, we examined the role of vision in the accomplishment of our destiny and the importance of restraint. The opposite of restraint is the Hebrew word “parah” which is translated also as uncovered, to be naked, to disdain, or to go out of control. There is a word picture in “parah” of being untrained and wild at heart with a disregard for the instructions of the Father.
Aaron and his eldest sons, at different times, during the golden calf incident and with the offering of strange fire were “parah” and the impact was so severe on the vision of God for Israel that it brought devastating consequences. This is the import of restraint. Vision, a sense of the why for our lives, gives us the motivation for restraint.
When we realize that we are not insignificant, not a mistake, but a child of a Father who ha…