So it happened that while we were having the sermon in the church that my attention was drawn to this verse:
“For the thing which I greatly fear comes upon me, And that of which I am afraid has come upon me.”
Job 3:25 (AMP)
“The worst of my fears have come true, what I’ve dreaded most has happened. My repose is shattered, my peace destroyed. No rest for me, ever—death has invaded life.”
Job 3:25-26 (MSG)
Job here is a man who was known to be an upright and just man. Even God attested to this but this verse reveals something else about him.
He served God with an unhealthy kind of fear. Yes, we are to serve God with reverence and fear, but the type of fear expected of us is termed Godly. Whereby we reverence Him for who He is; what He is capable of doing and all that we know of Him (via a personal revelation of Him and His word). Job, in the stated verses, had the fear of the worst happening to him at heart and when the worst eventually happened, the alas remark came forth, hence revealing his state of heart!.
So what kind of fear are you dwelling on – is it a Godly fear or a dreadful fear (the unhealthy fear)?.
What has been the spur in your dedication and active service to Him so far?.
What has been your mindset/view about who God really is?. 🤔
Yes, God is a consuming fire but then He is so full of Love as well. And this attribute (Him being a consuming fire) is not for us to take it in a negative way. Instead, it is a side of God that quickens us, makes us aglow and on fire for Him.
And concerning the angels, He says, “Who makes His angels winds, And His ministering servants flames of fire [to do His bidding].”
HEBREWS 1:7 (AMP)
Let’s also read this verse:
His head and His hair were white like white wool, [glistening white] like snow; and His [all-seeing] eyes were [flashing] like a flame of fire [piercing into my being]. In His right hand He held seven stars, and from His mouth came a sharp two-edged sword [of judgment]; and His face [reflecting His majesty and the Shekinah glory] was like the sun shining in [all] its power [at midday].
REVELATION 1:14, 16 (AMP)
God is Love (always full of love) but yet a consuming fire (in a graceful way – as the fire signifies His person), which is intended as an ignition to set us on fire – showcase His aura here on earth and be impenetrable to anything the world holds as a stake or the enemy has to offer.
Let His love in you hence spur you to serve Him reverentially, in service to others and in the continuity of your faith living.
Let’s keep the light in us aglow. 🔥
Check the fear you have of God. Do check it – Is it a Godly fear or is it a dreadful fear of Him?.
God bless your heart and mine!. 😉❤
Do have a great week ahead. Toodles 🙋