QTVOTD: Fear of God and Rejoicing in His Name…

“Serve the Lord with reverent awe and worshipful fear; rejoice and be in high spirits with trembling.” Psalms 2:11 [AMP] -> I think this verse in Psalms is so right on for the type of attitude we should have in our walk as Christians. Fear of God is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10). Matthew 28:8 is another instance where these two emotions are discussed with the 2 women departing from the tomb with fear yet great joy. This fear for me is the fear of how big God is and disappointing Him. Yet His love is what brings me great joy; as well as His sovereign hand. So, I am to ‘serve’ with ‘reverent’ awe and ‘rejoice’ with ’trembling’. Now the big question (in Antony fashion), “Do I live my life like this?” Do take every step of my life with a fear of disappointing my Savior? Do I worship with the attitude I would have if I were physically on my face at His throne in heaven where the greatness of His glory feels like a sound of 1000s of thunder claps happening in succession to one another and growing in volume? For sure, not. So what do I do? -> I pray – I pray that the Lord lights the flame of the Holy Spirit in me when I worship so that this realization of real spiritual placement rings with authenticity….It is then that I will come as close as I can, here on earth, to the majesty that is His glory.

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