"Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness, and put your trust in the LORD.”
As we are rooted in Him, we will begin to stand in awe of our Creator, the One Who has made us His children.
At first glance, this verse seems to refer to being speechless at the One that died for us, and spending time with Him in the stillness of our lives.
While all of that is true, this is one of the many verses that prove the importance of receiving the Word with all readiness of mind, and searching the Scriptures daily as Luke said in The Acts of the Apostles.
The phrase “Stand in awe” comes from the Hebrew word, ragaz, which means to tremble, quake, rage, to be disquieted or excited.
Matthew Henry said that one good remedy against sin is to stand in awe. A holy reverence and fear of the glory and majesty of God Himself, wrapped in a holy dread of the wrath of God will help us to keep ourselves from sin.
We read in Proverbs that “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge”, and “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” When we begin to apply the fear of the Lord daily, we begin to give God His rightful place in our lives.
Be still, and stand in awe of Him today.
Exodus 7 | Matthew 8 | Proverbs 29
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