To tremble, ragaz,
means to fear, to tremble, to quiver and is taken from a feminine emotion of
shaking with fear or trembling at the prospects of something known that is
about to happen to them.
We have already seen
that the Lord protects the spiritually mature believer. That anyone who stands
against the mature believer, or stands against or in opposition to their own
spiritual growth, is in fact an unprotected person.
When in battle, and this
is a battle of life, then if you are unprotected, then your life and the
circumstances of your life are exposed to whatever the world throws at you.
If unprotected, then you
have no choices, no out, no way to escape the whims of the world, and those
whims are many in nature and can boggle the mind.
Unfortunately far too
many people do not stand in awe of anything, except maybe the pleasures of
life. To many people take life for granted and see nothing beyond this life.
Seeing only that which lay ahead of them at the moment, whether todays work or
No one stops to consider
Gods plan for their life, Gods objective for their life, Gods will for their
life. The mere thought of God seems so abstruse and unreal, not to mention His
plan, that most folks don’t give it much thought in their life.
But awe, the type that
makes you tremble with total and absolute fear, is where you need to be. Have
you never heard that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. Does that
If you are disturbed to
the point of trembling, by something, then you give way to respect for it, and
you take it seriously.
Look at the world around
you. You can lose your health, your job, your home, your possessions. You can
lose everything is a heartbeat, and the world will care nothing for you. You
can be talented, wealthy, beautiful or whatever. You can be insured with the
best of coverages. But what good are those in the face of a robber, a single
hailstone, a bit of food to choke on, a slippery footing?
And on the other hand,
there are all the things that God offers to the mature believer, a charmed
life, and protected life, and productive life, rewards beyond the imagination,
things that boggle the mind as to be unimaginable. Can you lose them with
little or no consideration?
And all it takes is a
daily reading, a daily study, such as you are doing at this very moment, such
that little by little, your spiritual life will take shape and grow as God
molds and forms you into the completed vessel of His choosing.
Do not sin, means to
discontinue pursuing your life in the worldly sense, and begin and continue
living your life in fellowship, pursuing your spiritual life.
Life in fellowship is
the foundation and environment of the spiritual life and that is where the
spiritual life functions and develops. Anyone out of fellowship, which is
nearly everyone, does not have a functioning spiritual life.
Sin in your life
dictates your carnal state, and confession is the ticket to getting back into
Upon your bed, and be
still, means simply when you are inactive, or in a state of rest, then pause to
reflect about your life, your goals, what you are doing and where you are
heading. Is it in accordance with Gods will, or are you oblivious to what God
wants and are you concentrating on what you want instead? Ponder and consider
your daily study. Reflect and absorb and learn.
What is your perception
about life, about after you leave this life? Do you even have a clue, or do you
even care? Or, do you presume that you are going to be alright in life and
after this life, even without any interaction with God?
Do these first four
psalms have any impact on you and how you think?
Selah, means a pause, a
timeout, a rest, but the music plays on.
This simply put, means
that Gods plan continues right along without so much as a hiccup or skip,
regardless of what you do or think. You can get on board with His plan, which
is to your advantage, or you can continue along in the fog of life and lose.
What impresses you in
life? What should you be impressed with in life? Will you change?