Fear of the Lord - January 31, 2019

Boxes bring wonderful order to our world.  But when it comes to defining Christ, no box works.  People prefer a god they can manage, control, and predict.  Matthew 17:6 says Peter, James and John witnessed the transfiguration of Christ, and “they fell on their faces and were greatly afraid.”  This is the fear of the Lord.

How long since you felt this fear?  Since a glimpse of him that left you speechless and breathless?  If it’s been a while, that explains your fears.  A big God translates into big courage.  A packageable Jesus may fit well on a shelf but does nothing for your fears.

We need to know the transfigured Christ.  The longer we live in him, the greater he becomes in us.  It is not that he changes but that we do.  Agree with the words of David in Psalm 27:1, “The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?”

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