Healthy Fear of God, Yet Still Finding Refuge in Him.
Main Scripture Psalms 2:10-12
Before we look at today’s scripture reading and our devotion I want to just thank you all for checking out our brand new website! On this website we will be uploading daily devotions for you as students to be able to read and hopefully grow your faith! For the remainder of the month of March I will be writing our devotions. Once April arrives and throughout May we will guest writers who are members/leaders in our church to share with you what God has laid on their hearts. During this time as many of you know we are not able to publicly congregate like once before due to COVID-19. All of our Youth Services will be available online on our YouTube Channel and here on our website. Starting today you can view this week’s Sunday school lesson on the “Watch” tab of our website or on our YouTube Channel as well.
Maybe you are like me, and this week has been bizarre and quite odd. Things have been far from normal due to COVID-19. God is still on his throne and God is still 100% in control of everything in our lives. But if you haven’t already make sure you read our scripture passage for today’s devotion. In Psalms 2:10-12 we see that David, the writer of this Psalm, is writing advice to Gentile Kings. Although this was written in relation to Gentile kings, it is still highly relevant to us.
Verse 11 of this Psalm States “Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.” So, what exactly does this mean for us as teenagers in an ever-changing society? When we serve the Lord, we are to serve with fear! I am not talking about the kind of fear that many are expressing due to COVID-19 and other worldly fears. I am talking about a healthy fear of God. The kind of fear that knows that God is the alpha and omega, beginning and the end, the creator and sustainer of all life. God has the power to give and to take away. God is omnipotent and omniscient. There is nothing he doesn’t know about. When we fear God for what he can do, we are showing that we believe and respect his power. So, when serving him we should have a healthy fear of the Lord our God. Out of this healthy fear, we should rejoice with trembling! Trembling because of his might. If you’ll notice in verse 10 David is addressing gentile kings. Hoping they will relaize that our God is to be respected and held with reference. Even the greatest of humans in our eyes should still tremble in rejoicing. Why? Because we are showing a healthy fear of God.
I love how King David wraps up this Psalm. “Blessed are all who take refuge in him”. Blessed are those who find security, strength and overall well being in our God! No matter what uncomfortable, stressful or just plain weird situations you may find yourself in today or in the coming days, I want you to remember 3 things from today’s devotion.
- We must have a healthy fear of God.
- Rejoice in trembling, knowing God is all powerful.
- Take refuge in Him, not the ways/comforts of this present world.
Thank you for taking time and reading our first devotion! If you have any questions feel free to contact me through our contact tab up above! I love you all, I feel very blessed to be your Student Pastor.
With Love and Blessings,
Transformed Student Ministry