Tuesday’s Time

God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him (Psalm 67:7).
James recorded that every good and perfect gift is from God (James 1:17). Paul reported that every spiritual blessing is in Christ Jesus (Ephesians 1:3). Every blessing we receive is of God and as children of God we are blessed abundantly. Paul reminded the Athenians that it is God in whom we live, move and have our  being (Acts 17:28).  Therefore, everyone is indebted to God; everyone receives blessings from God, even the individuals who reject God. We receive blessings from God which would be considered the very basics (i.e. life) and we receive blessings, which we cannot even fathom (i.e. eternal life). Thus, God is worthy of our praise and adoration.
The psalmist used a word which is translated “fear.” This word presents the idea of reverence and fright: reverence will be shown by those who understand and love God; fright will be shown by those who choose to reject God. Reverence to God is an attitude and action which man should desire to give to God because God deserves such. John stated that we love God, because God loved us first (I John 4:19). Our love toward God is reciprocal. It is in response to the love that God has shown us. God deserves our love; God deserves our reverence.
There are those, the vast majority, who do not and will not revere God. There are those who choose not to know God; there are those who choose not to obey God; there are those who choose not to love God and there are those who choose not to revere God. In essence, these individuals exalt themselves above God. Those who choose not to revere God, will one day fear God. When Christ returns to take vengeance on those who do not know God and those who do not obey God will fear Him. They will fear because they will begin to understand the magnitude of their disobedience.
This day, as we enjoy the blessings of God, let us also revere God.