Daily Devotional – Reverence for God Almighty

By on August 5, 2019
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from Hebrews 5: 1-10. Bowing our knee and calling Lord, Lord requires our perspective and attitude to be one of reverence and humility before God. It is phenomenal to see how Paul in his letter to the Hebrews goes on to explain how Jesus subjected His will to that of the Father. He totally understood to whom He was speaking.

1Every high priest is selected from among the people and is appointed to represent the people in matters related to God, to offer gifts and sacrifices for sins. 2He is able to deal gently with those who are ignorant and are going astray since he himself is subject to weakness. 3This is why he has to offer sacrifices for his own sins, as well as for the sins of the people. 4And no one takes this honor on himself, but he receives it when called by God, just as Aaron was.
5In the same way, Christ did not take on himself the glory of becoming a high priest. But God said to him,
“You are my Son;
today I have become your Father.”
6And he says in another place,
“You are a priest forever,
in the order of Melchizedek.”
 
7During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him 10and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.
 

Like Jesus, it often feels as though our prayers are fervent. Our tears poured out before and during prayerful times are heartfelt and genuine. We have prayed for deliverance, salvation or healing of others passionately out of love. 

Isaiah 1: 15 is an example from God how He can turn His ears from our prayers and not listen. Paul outlines again that God requires our reverence. We live in a world where everyone has an opinion and thinks that only their ways are correct. Pride cripples us, not allowing us to evaluate our attitude towards the Almighty God when approaching Him. If all the creatures before God in Heaven are face down in reverence for Him, shouldn’t our attitude be the same?

 

Let’s Pray

Dear Almighty God

I come before you today, acknowledging that You are the Almighty God that holds all things created together. You hold it all in the palm of Your hands. You alone are worthy of worship! May all my words and actions today be pleasing to you! I choose to exalt You in my world and the minds of those around me!

In Jesus’ name, Amen

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Daily Devotional – Reverence for God Almighty