Tag: Reverence

Total strangers

A.W. Pinkby A.W. Pink

“Come, and hear, all you who fear God, and I will declare what he has done for my soul!” Psalm 66:16

It is greatly to be feared that there are multitudes in Christendom who truly imagine and sincerely believe that they are among the saved, yet who are total strangers to a work of divine grace in their hearts.

It is one thing to have clear intellectual conceptions of God’s truth–it is quite another matter to have a personal, real heart acquaintance with it.

It is one thing to believe that sin is the awful thing that the Bible says it is–but it is quite another matter to have a holy horror and hatred of it in the soul.

It is one thing to know that God requires repentance–it is quite another matter to experimentally mourn and groan over our vileness.

It is one thing to believe that Christ is the only Savior for sinners–it is quite another matter to really trust Him from the heart.

It is one thing to believe that Christ is the sum of all excellency–it is quite another matter to love Him above all others.

It is one thing to believe that God is the great and holy One–it is quite another matter to truly reverence and fear Him.

It is one thing to believe that salvation is of the Lord–it is quite another matter to become an actual partaker of it through His gracious workings.

by A.W. Pink

The Terror Of The Nativity

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

In the 30s, Boris Karloff dressed up as Frankenstein and it was reported that women literally fainted in fear. In the 60s was a movie called Psycho that caused women to pass out in the theater.

What does this have to do with the Nativity? Back in Bethlehem, when the angels appeared, the shepherds were terrified. It wasn’t because they were of a sensitive nature. The shepherds were rough men of the outdoors. They were confronted with supernatural beings. It was terrifying. And the account records a very real reaction. If that’s their reaction to angels of God, how much more to God?

God is awesome! In Hebrew the word for awe is pachad. It also means fear. We need to have a holy sense of the awesomeness of God, the sense of awe that caused Isaiah to cry out, “Woe is me” – the awe that causes strong men to fall on their faces and caused the first believers to becom e mighty men and women of God and change the world. Draw near to God, and get into His awesomeness. Those who truly know Him are those who will walk in His holy awe.

Today’s Mission – Draw near to God’s presence today, and get into His awesomeness.

by Jonathan Cahn