Awe?

This is my scripture memory sermon for this week…

4 what is man that you are mindful of him,
the son of man that you care for him?
5 You made him a little lower than the heavenly beings
and crowned him with glory and honor.
6 You made him ruler over the works of your hands;
you put everything under his feet:
7 all flocks and herds,
and the beasts of the field,
8 the birds of the air,
and the fish of the sea,
all that swim the paths of the seas.
9 O LORD, our Lord,
how majestic is your name in all the earth!
Psalm 8:4 – 9
I love this Psalm because you can just feel the awe of the writer (I assume David) when he thinks about God. I wonder sometimes why we just skip over the awe of God. We as Christians tend to focus on Gods love only, which isn’t a bad thing, but we sometimes just skip everything else. I think that is why our view of Christ is only this kind caring person, like mother Teresa, but Jesus was also a fighter, and powerful. Even the “power scenes” of Jesus we take and give this soft loving spin to, like when Jesus calmed the waves, we say “Jesus calmed the storm, and will calm the storm in your life because he loves you”. Ummmmm hello? Lets think for a minute here, HE CALMED THE STORM! HE SPOKE, AND THE WAVES STOPPED!!! Yes, he calms the storm in your life and all that, but we are so quick to jump to the application, and we don’t take the proper time to realize God and worship him in his power. That is what I pray we do, recognize God in his power, and take the time to be in awe of it… (there is so much more I wanted to put in here, but I think it is stuff better saved for a different sermon…)

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