Tremble, O earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob…
There is something comforting in knowing we worship a God who causes all the earth to tremble. The popular thinking of today tends to shy away from a God of power and might, choosing to emphasize lowliness and meekness. But the same God who emptied himself, took on flesh, and became a servant is also the God who causes the earth to tremble and shake, mountains to crash into the depths of the sea. The same Son of God who entered Jerusalem on the back of a donkey will one day return leading a host of heavenly beings, the mighty army of God.
Tremble in the presence of the Lord. Never take for granted who it is that you worship. Never forget that he spoke billions of stars into existence. Always keep in mind that you will one day stand before his judgment seat.
Today, like yesterday and tomorrow, you live Coram Deo, before the face of God. He will see your every action, hear your every word, know your every thought. But even as you seek to be holy in the sight of your holy God, be comforted, child of God, in the knowledge that our God reigns over all creation. The earth will tremble at his presence. Every knee will bow before him. And the trials you now face will one day be over as Jesus welcomes you into your eternal home with him. The Lord, the righteous judge, will exact vengeance on all his enemies and he will reward all those he has made his children.
Tremble at the presence of the Lord. Tremble in awesome respect and fear at his power. Tremble in overwhelming joy at his mercy toward you.