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December 10, 2014

Psalm, Chapter 2, verse 11-12:
11 Serve the Lord with fear, with trembling 12 kiss his feet, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way; for his wrath is quickly kindled.

To fully understand this verse we must know who the prophet is referring to.  In verse 10 the prophet states “Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth.  Serve the Lord with fear.

Our God is a just God and to those who have been given much; much is required (Spiderman).  Kings (and the 1 percent’ers) to be wise must humble themselves.  It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of the needle then for a rich man to get into heaven.  The "Eye of the Needle" has been claimed to be a gate in Jerusalem, which opened after the main gate was closed at night. A camel could only pass through this smaller gate if it was stooped and had its baggage removed.[1] 

I also picture with this verse  Mary Magdalene.  Mary who by many accounts was a very rich woman financed our Lord’s ministry.  We see in this verse the shadowing of her kissing of His feet and at the same time the hardening of Judas’ heart:  who in seeing her act of love and wanting riches refused to be humble himself and died in his pride.   

I wonder from this verse, is it Christ's desire for us to serve with Fear and trembling?  

I noticed the other day that my two dogs when I had come home are so excited about seeing me that they tremble with excitement.  I think our God wants our hearts and our desires.  I think we should have the humble fear that a loved child has for his or her parents, full of love and respect and we should be excited too.  

So let us approach each day with the kind of excitement that makes us tremble; ready to do the will of God?