Day Six : Irreverence Towards God

Reverence is honor and respect that is deeply felt and outwardly demonstrated

Daily Focus: Irreverence Towards God

February 6

Reverence is honor and respect that is deeply felt and outwardly demonstrated. Because of God's awesome power and majesty, He deserves the highest level of reverence (Leviticus 19:30). The Bible records reverence as the automatic response of everyone who encounters the awesome grandeur of the Lord God Almighty (Numbers 20:6; Judges 13:20; 1 Chronicles 21:16).

Irreverence Is a lack of respect for people or things that are generally taken seriously: For example, spiritual leadership.

We show irreverence to God when we do not esteem spending time with Him.

Ways we can show honor and reverence for God:

Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, soul, and strength, remembering that Jesus says that those who love Him will obey Him. 

Scriptural Evidence of These Sins Working in Our Lives

Psalm 105:15

Saying, "Do not touch My anointed ones, And do My prophets no harm." 

Exodus 3:5

Then He said, "Do not come near here; remove your sandals from your feet, for the place on which you are standing is holy ground."

2 Samuel 6:6-7

When they arrived at Nacon's threshing floor, Uzzah reached out and grabbed the Ark of God because the oxen had stumbled and overturned it. And the anger of the Lord burned against Uzzah, and God struck him down there for his irreverence; and he died there by the ark of God 

Matthew 6:7

And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. 

Scriptural Evidence of These Virtues Working in Our Lives

Matthew 6:9

This, then, is how you should pray: "'Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

2 Corinthians 7:1

Since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God. 

Deuteronomy 13:4

It is the Lord your God you must follow, and him you must revere. Keep his commands and obey him; serve him and hold fast to him.


Leviticus 26:2

Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and revere my sanctuary: 

1 Samuel 12:24

Only fear the Lord and serve Him in truth with all your heart; for consider what great things He has done for you.

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