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Trembling Before God, Part 2

Don Ruhl • Savage Street, Grants Pass, Oregon • October 22, In the year of our Lord, 2017

Scripture Reader and Reading: Jacob Noveske –


  1. New Testament Is the Same as the Old Testament 
    1. He is the same God.
    2. Acts 9:6

      So he, trembling and astonished, said, “Lord, what do You want me to do?”   Then the Lord said to him, “Arise and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do” (Acts 9.6).
    3. Revelation 1.9-17
  2. The Bible is clear that we are to tremble before God.
    1. We should tremble at the thought of sinning against God.
    2. 1 Chronicles 16:30

      Tremble before Him, all the earth.
      The world also is firmly established,
      It shall not be moved.
      (1Ch 16.30)
    3. Because of His words.
      1. Ezra 9:4

        Then everyone who trembled at the words of the God of Israel assembled to me, because of the transgression of those who had been carried away captive, and I sat astonished until the evening sacrifice (Ezra 9.4).
      2. Isa. 66:2

        “For all those things My hand has made,
        And all those things exist,”
        Says the LORD.
        “But on this one will I look:
        On him who is poor and of a contrite spirit,
        And who trembles at My word.”
        (Isa 66.2)
    4. According to Psalm 2:11 trembling can accompany rejoicing.

      Serve the LORD with fear,
      And rejoice with trembling.
      (Psa 2.11)
    5. What is worship?
      1. Ps. 96:9

        Oh, worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness!
        Tremble before Him, all the earth.
        (Psa 96.9)
  3. Why Tremble before God 
    1. Trembling happens when we understand the nature of God and know Him.
    2. Jer. 5:22

      “Do you not fear Me?” says the LORD.
      “Will you not tremble at My presence,
      Who have placed the sand as the bound of the sea,
      By a perpetual decree, that it cannot pass beyond it?
      And though its waves toss to and fro,
      Yet they cannot prevail;
      Though they roar, yet they cannot pass over it.”
      (Jer 5.22)
    3. Contemplating His goodness toward us causes trembling.
      1. Jer. 33:9

        “…they shall fear and tremble for all the goodness and all the prosperity that I provide for it” (Jer 33.9)
      2. Mark 5:33

        But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had happened to her, came and fell down before Him and told Him the whole truth (Mark 5.33).