Message of the Day: Thankful For The Blessing Of Serving God Reverently!
“Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear.” (Hebrews 12:28, NKJV)
The same God who spoke to Israel from Mount Sinai now speaks to all people from heaven. Those who refuse to listen to him will be punished as Israel was. God’s voice shook the earth at Mount Sinai; one day he will shake the earth again, not literally but figuratively, for he will judge the whole creation (Heb. 12:25-26). After this judgment, only that which is eternal will remain; the rest will pass away (Heb. 12:27). In view of this fiery judgment from the holy God, Christians should be the more thankful that they belong to his heavenly kingdom, and respond with reverent worship (Heb. 12:28).
The heavenly kingdom is never to pass away. It is not like the Jewish dispensation, to give place to another, nor is there any power that can destroy it. Thus, let us hold fast the benefit or gift which we have received in being admitted to the kingdom, for it is only by this heavenly gift that we can serve God acceptably.
We have boldness to enter the presence of God by the blood of Jesus, but let that boldness be ever tempered with modesty and religious fear, for we should never forget that we have sinned but was forgiven through the grace and mercy of God. Thus, let us keep in reverent fear and service of God.
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