Some folk were called “Quakers” because they quaked at the presence of sin and the preaching of the Scriptures. David must have wished for a congregation of “quakers.” He said in Psalm 4:4, “Stand in awe, and sin not.” It means, “Tremble and sin not.” But many have reversed the verse. They say, “Sin and tremble not.”
Perhaps the greatest mistake in the world today is that men and women have lost their fear of sin. If you want to play with something dangerous reach into the heavens and play with forked lightning, or reach into the fireplace and play with hot coals, or reach into the forest and play with a rattlesnake, but don’t play with sin.
Two boys poked a piece of copper wire around a live rail on the subway tracks. There was a bright flash and a loud cry as ten thousand volts of electricity passed through their bodies. Was that dangerous? Yes, but not as dangerous as playing with sin. So pay attention to Psalm 4:4, “Tremble, and sin not!” And remember, where sin is mighty, the Savior is almighty.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to search my heart and to understand when I have sinned. Give me wisdom and help me to turn away from sin when the evil opportunity presents itself once again: in Thy Name. Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 4:4 Stand in awe, and sin not: commune with your own heart upon your bed, and be still.