How to Serve God - Hebrews 12:28,29

How to serve God

"Wherefore we receiving a kingdom, which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear: For our God is a consuming fire”, Hebrews 12:28,29.

Grace is the vehicle by which we may serve God in a manner pleasing and acceptable to Him in a kingdom that is unshakable and immovable. Yes, we are invited to do this in the grace, but we do it with reverence, devoutly, and thoughtfully; with a godly fear.

He extends intimacy and grace, but the other side of His personality enacts judgment and fire for that which does not please Him. This is an interesting tension in the Christian faith. On the one hand, we enjoy that intimacy of father and child spoken in Jeremiah 31 & Hosea 2:20–23. On the other hand, we always live in deep respect of the moral order God has created and in the design He has for each of our lives.

Just the other day, somebody, said to me, “There is one thing I fear, and that is being out of the will of God.”

The resources that are given to us, the grace of God that moves mountains from our pathways in miraculous power, the enthusiasm and perseverance come to a sudden stop when we are out of the will of God.

The Old Testament so often speaks of “being cut off.” (John 15:6). With this rather severe thought, Paul says Ephesians 2:8 “For by grace are ye saved through faith…” Notice that we are not saved by grace alone.

We are saved by grace through faith. Faith in God's grace has to be released to receive what God has provided through Christ.