Welcome to Monday Manna. The purpose of this meme is to get together and get to know Christ more through His Word. The first and third Monday of each month, anyone who wishes can post their thoughts on a verse Joanne introduced at her blog the Thursday before. It doesn't have to be a long post -- just a few thoughts, a picture you feel helps express it, a poem, a short story, a devotional. Today's verse is:
Serve the LORD with fear and rejoice with trembling. Psalm 2:11
The word "fear" in this context refers to reverential awe--a fitting emotion and state of mind when serving our Lord! All our service should be as if we were serving God in the flesh. That means that every person we meet should be treated as we would treat the Lord. Every interaction we have with everyone in our lives should be the same as we would have with God.
That is very convicting! I fall short of this on a regular basis--daily, even hourly! If I worshipped a lesser god I could not possibly rejoice with trembling. This phrase also refers to an attitude of reverential awe. We rejoice with this type of gratitude because of the God we worship! He is so incredibly merciful and grants us grace in spite of all the ways we fall short of His desire for our lives!
Reverential awe: that is indeed a fitting posture before the Lord.