By our Guest Blogger
For who in the heavens can be compared to the Lord? Who among the sons of the mighty can be likened to the Lord? God is greatly to be feared in the assembly of the saints, and to be held in reverence by all those around Him.
God has never invited men and women to approach Him on their own terms. He is not like one of us, only bigger and better; He is altogether beyond our comprehension in His holiness, majesty, wisdom and power. His love, His grace and His mercy are unfathomable, and ought to cause us to fall to our knees in adoration. We can come to Him only through the shed blood of Jesus Christ. There is no other way for sinners to approach a holy God.
Because of what Jesus accomplished through His death and resurrection we are now able to come to God freely, but we still come to God, the holy one who sits on the throne, King of kings and Lord of lords. We have entrance into the Holy of Holies, but it is no less holy; nor is God less holy because we have been reconciled to Him. His greatness is magnified by the saving work of Christ, not diminished.
Our worship of God requires reverence, awe, and godly fear. And when we worship Him in this way, He is exalted, we are blessed, and our faith is strengthened, because our focus is taken off ourselves, and we are reminded of how great our God truly is.