Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling. (Psalm 2:11 KJV).
We live in a society and culture that does not mind rejoicing in the good things of God, but shun and reframe from the more serious and disciplined things of God.
God is a GOOD God. But, He is also a powerful, all-knowing, and fearful God as well. The Bible plainly teaches us to “Serve the LORD with fear…” You may ask yourself, “What does that mean?” It means to serve God with reverence, admiration, awe, respect, and understanding of who HE is!
Our God is a powerful and mighty God who sustains and controls the entire world, universe, and all existing universes beyond. HE knows how many galaxies there are as well as how many hairs are on your head. He cares for the birds and fowls of the air as well as the great whales and creatures of the seas. Yet; he’s not too busy to individually care for the needs of you and me.
Just like the Good Shepherd that He is, He knows his flock. And, like the Good Shepherd that He is, HE also knows how to discipline and correct his flock when they become unruly. God is more than a 4-Star general gallantly leading his armies or a commander-in-chief. He is far, far above all 4-Star generals and any and all commanders in chiefs! HE IS ELOHIM GOD; mighty owner of all existence; things we can see and those things that we cannot see.
For these reasons, we “Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling.” The true things of God and the very nature of God should make chills run up and down our spines knowing of HIS majestic greatness. Our God is more than the “man of upstairs,” or the “big one in the sky.” Oh, my friend, Our God Reigns; Our God Reigns. And, today, he can reign in your life as well; if you will only let him. Want you call on this mighty and fearful God to be your God? The God of your life? Who else better to control our individual lives than the very ONE who controls all of existence? “For God so loved the world that He gave his only begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.” (John 3:16)
Yes; it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of a living God…Our God and LORD, Jesus Christ. Amen.
Remember, God LOVES YOU!
Lin T Rollins, M.Ed Author