It is you alone who are to be feared. Who can stand before you when you are angry? (Psalm 76:7)
Most people would not pick a fight with the world heavyweight boxing champion. They would not do it because they appreciate how much more superior their opponent would be in a fight. They look at the training, the dominance, the ability, the track record and they will do better than to pick a fight with him.
Good though you may be, there’s something about you that acknowledges that there is someone greater than you in this particular area. You are more than wary, wisdom even tells you, don’t mess around with greatness.
That kind of appreciation is something that runs throughout this particular Psalm. Don’t mess with the Great One – acknowledge how awesome He is in His rule, look at all those that sought to come up against Him and what happened to them. Consider the numbers of those who thought they could take Him on and what happened to them. Meanwhile He went about judging with righteousness and bringing about right rule wherever He roamed.
It would be great to be friends with the most powerful being in the universe, because you know that if you’re wronged, that authority has your back and you can rely on Him. That friendship, however, would also be built with that revered acknowledgement that greatness rules in all fairs – and is not to be trifled with.
For His Name’s Sake
C. L. J. Dryden