This past week I presented a medal of the Order of Centurions to my grandson Legionary Nathan. He was concerned and asked me about the motto on the medallion, "Fear God and do what is right" [Acts 10:34 & 35]. He could not comprehend "fearing" God. Well, I did explain it mainly in terms of awe and reverence but also of a holy fear of offending God through transgressions. Then throughout the week, I showed him Scripture to support this.
I wish I had read this article by The Rev. Dr. Peter Toon, but it was just published today. I commend it to you now so that should an occasion arise to explain the motto of the Order, you will be well equipped. I will place it in "Articles" on our links page.
TIME DEUM ET OPERARE IUSTITIAM
"Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another" [St. Paul's Epistle to the Romans 14:19]
IN HOC SIGNO VINCES - TIME DEUM ET OPERARE IUSTITIAM