Tremble at the “Fear of Isaac”
Recently my wife and I listened to a teaching given by the late Brother Derek Prince of blessed memory. In the introduction to his teaching, Derek Prince asked this question: “When last did you tremble at the name of G-d?”
He then went on to say: “You would do well to tremble at the name of G-d”
“I am a friend of G-d; I am a friend of G-d; I am a friend of G-d He calls me friend”.
The above line comes from a song that is often sung in church.
And although Yeshua, the Jewish Messiah, does call us friends – John 15:15: “No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you”, we would do well to remember that He is not our pal…He is Almighty G-d and we should tremble at His awesomeness.
Sadly, some preachers and teachers within the church portray Almighty G-d as our pal and a type of Santa Clause-like provider who is ‘honour bound’ to do our bidding.
And although G-d is first a Father who loves us unconditionally, and yes, He calls Abraham His friend, He is also an awesome, mighty, majestic, holy G-d who spoke the world into being and who can take us out with a snap of His fingers.