Theme: WORKING OUT OUR SALVATION WITH FEAR AND TREMBLING
Text: “The works of the LORD are great, sought out of all them that have pleasure therein. His work is honourable and glorious: and his righteousness endureth forever.” – Psalm 111:2, 3.
Comment: When mortal man takes his time to meditate on the wonderful works of God and to muse over the works of His Hands, he will have reasons to express fear, awe or reverence at the greatness of JEHOVAH, the Almighty God. The created things we see should make us to wonder, adore and praise the Almighty God. We are to cultivate the joy of the spirit and get whole-heartedly involved in the honourable and glorious work of His established Kingdom of peace and righteousness. But how many professed Christians appreciate such divine privilege as to embrace it with meekness and fear? (Psalm 107:43) The Prophet David declared “How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts! My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD. For a day in thy courts is better than thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness…” – Psalm 84:1,2,10,11. Compare Psalm 143:5,6.
Each person must always ask himself if what he is doing in the work of God is done with the sincere mind of honouring God and His Son Jesus Christ or if they are for personal interest, to make favourable impression on people, gain influence and so on. In Galatians 5:26, St Paul admonished: “Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.”