Sirach 40 : 26 ‘Fear of the Lord leaves nothing wanting’
One may think that our God only really showed his wrath in the Old Testament and has now changed to a kind, gentle loving and forgiving God in the New Testament. God has not changed. We can be assured that God is the same yesterday, today and forever, the character of God has and will always be the same. Should we choose to fear separation from our loving God, we will always be influenced in our decisions by whether such a choice brings us closer to God or not.
Prayer. Holy Lord and God, we stand in awe of your great might and power. We pray that you will convict our hearts to ensure that we do not live a life without you at the centre. Amen.