Psalm 10:16 The LORD is King for ever and ever; the nations will perish from his land.
The Lord is King! His power, force and judgment can make nations perish from His hand. How can Gentiles not fear Him? Do we, people of God, fear the Lord? Yes, I do, but it is not out of fear of His power of destruction. It is because of my knowledge of His power of creation and my sense of His love for me! As a baby in Christ, I first sensed His love when I was in His arms, a time when I realized a friend’s prayer for me was answered even before I received Him as my savior. He loved me and I loved Him as if a baby loved to be carried in the arms of his mother. As a little child, I feared Him when I knew who He really was, the Creator and the only true God. “Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens: Who created all this? He who brings out the starry host one by one and calls forth each of them by name.” (Isaiah 40:26a). As I grow up, I fear Him more and more each day. Naturally, I would, because I remember His dying for our sins on the cross, but also “because of His great power and mighty strength, not one of them is missing. Why do you complain, Jacob?” (Isaiah 46:26b, 27a). “Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength” (Isaiah 40:30a). His power and love are in us. How can I not fear Him with this grace?
Is this grace like wisdom on sale at the market (Proverbs 1:20), crying out loud to people and rejected by many? Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10), have you responded to God’s grace with fear?
Pray that we fear the Lord and say to Him in faith and willingness that “the Lord is King”. Let us surrender to His reign and obey His will in faith.
耶和华永远为王！祂的大能，势力及审判叫国从他的地灭绝了，外邦人怎能不畏惧祂？我们-神的子民，畏惧神吗？我畏惧神，但不是因着祂灭绝的能力，而是因着我认识祂创造的权能和感受到祂对我的爱！作为神的婴孩，我最早感受到祂的爱是当我在祂的臂弯里，有一次当我明白在我接受祂为我的救主前，朋友为我的祷告已蒙应允。祂爱我，我爱祂，如同婴孩爱在他母亲的怀抱中。作为一个小孩，当我认识祂真正是谁，我敬畏祂。祂是创造主，唯一的真神， 「你们向上举目， 看谁创造这万象， 按数目领出， 他一一称其名」 (以赛亚) 。当我长大，我每日敬畏祂更多。当然是因为记念祂在十架为我们的罪死，还「因他的权能， 又因他的大能大力， 连一个都不缺。 雅各啊， 你为何说， 我的道路向耶和华隐藏？ 」 （以赛亚40:26b, 27a）， 「但那等候耶和华的必从新得力」 (以赛亚40:30a)。祂是能力和爱，祂的能力和爱在我们里面，这恩典叫我怎能不敬畏祂？
这恩典是否像智慧在街上叫卖(箴言1:20) ，向人大声喊叫但纷纷被拒呢？敬畏耶和华是智慧的开端(箴言9:10) ，你是否以敬畏神的心回应神的恩典？