Context: The essence of this blog came to me yesterday morning, as I lay in bed, still half-asleep:
Tremble in God’s presence, all the earth! (1 Chronicles 16:30; TIB).
Tremble at the sight of God,
And shudder at God’s voice.
Though shaken by the power of God,
It’s time to make a choice.
Wonder at the scent of God,
Receive God’s gentle touch –
Then taste and see: the Lord is good,
And loves us all so much.
Taste and see how good YHWH is! (Psalm 34:8; TIV).
YHWH, you are gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love. YHWH, you are good to all and compassionate toward all your creatures (Psalm 145:8-9; TIB).
Because of Christ and our faith in him, we can now come boldly and confidently into God’s presence (Ephesians 3:12; NLT).
You can enter God’s Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way (Matthew 7:13; NLT).
God’s love toward us is great, God’s faithfulness, eternal. Alleluia! (Psalm 117:2; TIB).
God so loved the world as to give the Only Begotten One, that whoever believes may not die, but have eternal life (John 3:16; TIB).