Psalm 4:4a – Stand in awe, and sin not:…
To stand in awe literally means to quiver or shake, it also means that we recognize the greatness which God possesses. Have you ever stood in awe of something? Maybe it was on a vacation and you saw a beautiful scene of nature, maybe it was watching someone do an amazing feat, maybe it was the time you looked up during the night and saw all the stars, planets, and distant galaxies! As you stood in awe how did you feel? Overwhelmed, excited, dumbfounded, proud, insignificant? These are all emotions that come into play when we stand in awe.
So what exactly do we stand in awe over about God? How about we start with the fact that God is self-existent! No one created God, He has always been. How about the fact that God is eternal, He has always existed and will never cease to exist! What about the fact that God is the creator of all things. All that beauty you look at in the world was created by God; oceans, grasslands, volcanoes, glaciers, trees, wildlife, deserts, rivers, canyons, reefs, etc. WOW! How about the fact God is all-knowing. That’s right God knows all things perfectly! Check out this fact, God is all-powerful! Maybe you might like this better; God is the giver of life! Or how about the fact that God gave man-kind His only begotten Son to pay the penalty for our sin debt! Need more? Okay, how about the fact that anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord (Jesus) shall be saved and enjoy eternal life in heaven! This list could keep going on and on and on and on.
There is an amazing God out there who loves us, cares for us and wants us to know Him personally! Why, because He created us after His very own image. So today take the time to stand in awe of GOD!