Reverence For God

In the movie “Raiders Of The Lost Ark,” Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) is looking for the lost ark of Israel. The Germans are looking for it as well.
When the Germans find it but they have no respect or reverence for the significance of the ark. And, if you remember the movie, when they open it, they are consumed by fire from God.
Proverbs 1:7 says, “Fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.”
Psalm 111:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”
What does it mean to have a “fear of the Lord?” It means reverence for God. And, that is missing in today’s world and in some cases, today’s church.
Reverence is a recognition that we are in the presence of God. It means no moving around. It means quiet.
When I was growing up, children were taught to go to the bathroom prior to the beginning of worship. If you got up to go to the restroom during church, you better be about to bust! That’s not the case any longer. At times, our worship services can look like a track-meet with people getting up and moving around. Doing that distracts other worshipers.
Do you have a fear of the Lord and, are you trying to instill that in your children and grand-children?
Theodore Roosevelt once said, “To educate a man in mind but not in morals is to educate a menace to society.”
Folks, God isn’t “the man upstairs…” God is Holy and in our daily lives and worship, we should have a reverence for God.

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