An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Reasons to Tremble

(Psa 114:7 KJV)  Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob;

(Proverbs 25 also read)

I am not someone that causes anyone to “tremble” (2342a).  I am big but certainly do not have a demeanor that would strike fear into the heart of anyone.  Maybe a three year old would be impressed.  If I sneak up on my grandson I can get him to jump.  The rest of the world just shrugs its collective shoulders and goes about business.  

Why should anyone listen to a testimony, sermon or the church as a whole?  Why, indeed.  We get the reason wrong as much as the rest of the world does.  We tend to focus on becoming a more effective witness, which is a good thing to do.  We want our pastors to study more.  They should.  We want the church to stand up and be counted.  It should.  None of that is what makes the mountains skip or the oceans flee like the previous verses declare.  

It wasn’t the reverberating voice of Moses or the threat of his staff that caused the Red Sea to part.  It wasn’t his skill of negotiation that caused Pharaoh’s army to drown in a few inches of water if you are one of those who reject the miracle of the water parting.  No, it was the Lord.

So?  Prepare.  Study.  Do all the things that go along with obedience.  More important, don’t forget that it is actually the power of God that makes it happen.  That is one of the reasons why we pray for the president.  Let him tremble. 

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