Theme: LOOK TO YOURSELF
Text: “Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.” – Psalm 2:11, 12.
Comment: To fear God is to depart from evil. (Proverbs 16:6) The clarion call made by God Almighty to His children who had strayed from Him, as stated by the prophet Isaiah goes thus: “Wash you, make you clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow.” (Isaiah 1:16, 17) God Almighty is longsuffering and gracious knowing that we are but dust. (Psalm 103:8-14) But His longsuffering is not indefinite. There will come a time when He will take action against those who persist in wickedness. The text today is warning us to have His fear and to trust in Him always so as to receive abundant blessings by His grace.
To continue in the path of life, we need to be constantly alert, vigilant and circumspect. Apostle Jude states: “Look to yourselves, that we lose not those things which we have wrought, but that we receive a full reward.” (2 John 8) This requires faith, prayer, patience, steadfastness, etc. “Be careful for nothing” said St. Paul, “but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6,7