They were permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God. Acts 9:31 (MSG)
When the ·holy ones [ council of holy ones] meet, it is God they fear. He is more ·frightening [awesome] than all who surround him. Psalm 89:7 (EXB)
A God greatly feared and revered in the council of the holy (angelic) ones, and to be feared and worshipfully revered above all those who are round about Him? Psalm 89:7 (AMP)
In the council of holy ones, God is lifted high and feared; His presence overwhelms all who are near Him. Psalm 89:7 (VOICE)
I'm studying Colossians, but went off on a "rabbit trail"... and then that led to another trail.... It started with "Paul, have been sent on special assignment by Christ as part of God’s master plan." Col 1:1 (MSG).
I wanted to study more about when God's special assignment began for Paul, so went back to Acts 9.
Acts 9:31 stopped me.... as I read "they were permeated with a deep sense of reverence for God".
What does it mean to have a sense of reverence for God? So, I went back to the Psalms to read about reverence for Almighty God.
Today, I read Psalm 89. I like how Ps 89:7 reads in the Message, "His presence overwhelms all who are near Him".
First off, am I near God? Is my heart pliable in God's hands? Am I listening to Him? And if I'm near to God, am I overwhelmed by the presence of God?
God is to be greatly feared... He is more frightening (awesome) than any other. Do I revere God? He is God Almighty. He is a Holy God. Revering God......how is it impacting my life?
I'm also humbly grateful that I can come boldly before the Throne of Grace to talk with my Heavenly Father.
Permeated with deep sense of reverence for God........ my prayer is that this truth would be true of me... and that I'd live it each day.