There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, and a branch shall grow out of his roots. The Spirit of the LORD shall rest upon Him, the Spirit of wisdom and understanding, the Spirit of counsel and might, the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD. His delight is in the fear of the LORD, and He shall not judge by the sight of His eyes, nor decide by the hearing of the His ears; but with righteousness He shall judge the poor, and decide with the equity for the meek of the earth; He shall strike the earth with the rod of His mouth, and with the breath of His lips He shall slay the wicked. Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins, and faithfulness the belt of His waist.
Today’s Moravian Daily Text was taken from this verse. It struck me that Jesus feared God. I don’t know that I had considered this before. I’m baffled again by the work and relation of the Trinity and I’m led to consider my own position before the Glorious Almighty One who has drawn near in intimacy. It has been long since I’ve thought on the fear of the LORD.
God of glory, might, justice, and love. Wonder of wonders. O, that I might be awed … humbled … surrendered.