Presence of Greatness

Praise the Lord. Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who finds great delight in his commands. Psalm 112:1

Have you ever been in the presence of someone truly great? The greatness I’m talking about is not someone who’s powerful or influential or famous or rich. I’m talking about someone who you admire so much that you hang on his/her every word. You write down what he/she says. Sometimes you understand everything she/he says and there are times what he/she says is a complete mystery to you. You inquire more about the person. You ask others what they know about this person. You have a reverent fear of that person. It’s not that he’ll strike you if you say something wrong, but that’s the point, you don’t want to say anything wrong. You want to impress and learn from that person. These type of people don’t want the glory or the fame for something she’s done.

That’s the kind of fear this verse is referring to. You hang on his every word (find great delight in his commands). You fear Him. You have a reverent spirit about you because you want to please Him; you want to learn from Him. And yet, you may not quite understand everything He does or says, but you want to try.

We have a golden opportunity to sit in the Presence of Greatness daily.

Praise the Lord. Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who finds great delight in his commands.

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