Cultivating the Fear of God – Part 2

For those of you who have ever attended church or any other place of worship, there is an additional way for you to practice the fear of God.

Recall your attitude when entering and abiding in the place or house of worship.  You probably had a reverence for the place or the occasion.  At least for a moment or two, you were able to set other thoughts aside and reflect on the presence of Deity.  As best you knew how, you were reverent toward the stated purpose of the service or meeting.  There are certain things you wouldn’t feel comfortable doing in that environment that you did elsewhere without a second thought.  You probably even tried to purify your heart of evil thoughts.  Once you have fully recalled that mindset you had, you are ready to take the next step.

The next step is to now maintain that attitude (that revererence, that respect)…everywhere and at all times.

You can assure yourself that it is right to maintain that awe everywhere and at all times because God is everywhere at all times.  That is, He’s omnipresent.  If God is not omnipresent, how can He be God?

If you are not willing to worship God everywhere but are willing to worship Him at select locations, how are you different from an idolater?

On the other hand, if you are willing to extend your reverence for God from your previously limited conception of Him to all times and all places, then your faith in God will grow strong.

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