Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us have grace, by which we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear. For our God is a consuming fire.
Why does God want our 'reverential awe?' Because He loves us fiercely. Because 'our God is a consuming fire.' Because if we flip Him off, He flips us off, and we become prey for the enemy.
'I will surely hide My face in that day because of all the evil which they have done, in that they have turned to other gods' (Deuteronomy 31:18).
Actors, models, and talent for Christ, consider this: 'By faith Noah, being warned by God concerning events as yet unseen, in reverent fear constructed an ark for the saving of his household' (Hebrews 11:7).
Many years after the flood, the prophet Isaiah brought warning of the last worldwide disaster: 'For I have heard from the Lord God of hosts, a destruction determined even upon the whole earth' (Isaiah 28:22).
But following the prophet and before the destruction, a Savior was born to defeat death. He invited us to follow Him into victory.
Millennia later, here we are. Consider yourselves to be performers on God's 'Love Boat.' The Blood of the Lamb is upon its prow. You're sailing the crest of a wave breaking onto the shores of media.
You disembark into the kingdoms of entertainment under Captain's orders. The stages are dirty and filled with violence. Its stars are rebels and prodigals: 'Wandering stars for whom is reserved the blackness of darkness forever' (Jude 1:13)--if Satan has his way.
But you carry good news of a great commission to enlist as many crew members as possible.
The pay? Rescue from deep darkness and a hopeless future by moving onto a boat of love, light, and hope--one built on Godly fear.
To Be Continued...
P.S. To read the other devotions in this series, please see the Fear The Lord series.