But you, you are to be feared! Who can stand before you when once your anger is roused? From the heavens you uttered judgment; the earth feared and was still, when God arose to establish judgment, to save all the humble of the earth. Selah
Psalms 76:7-9 ESV
You might think fear is a bad thing, but fear of the Lord is a good thing, the beginning of wisdom. If we fear God, we have nothing left to fear because we realise that He’s in control. And His perfect love casts out fear.
We don’t need to fear what can kill the body. We only need fear Him who can cast soul and body into hell. But if the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; the love of God is the end of wisdom.
Anger and judgement may not be popular subjects, but as we’re subjected to this global plague, we have to ask ourselves whether we should be considering the anger and judgement of God. Our quarantines are times that we can be still and know that the Lord is God, to repent and realign our lives with Him.
I love how these verses which talk of God’s anger and judgement conclude by saying that He saves the humble of the earth. We need to humble ourselves before the Almighty. But when we do, nothing can separate us from His love, not even a virus!
“Almighty Father, we’re so grateful that nothing can separate us from Your love. Please help us to trust You in the midst of Your righteous judgements, and please in Your wrath remember mercy. For Jesus’ sake, amen”