1 Peter 1:17-21
17 And remember that the heavenly Father to whom you pray has no favorites when he judges. He will judge or reward you according to what you do. So you must live in reverent fear of him during your time as foreigners here on earth. 18 For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver. 19 He paid for you with the precious lifeblood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. 20 God chose him for this purpose long before the world began, but now in these final days, he was sent to the earth for all to see. And he did this for you. 21 Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And because God raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory, your faith and hope can be placed confidently in God.
Holy Bible, New Living Translation, (Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.) 1996.

Because God is judge of all the earth, we dare not ignore Him or treat Him casually. It is understanding His immeasurable love for us and the grace given to us by the sacrifice of Christ that drives us to reverent fear of Him. And it is not our human understanding of fear, but a fear that He could have just let us die in our sins. But He didn’t. He ransomed us with His Blood, and we are to be ever grateful to Him. Christ’s sacrifice for our sins was not an afterthought. The plan was set in motion by the all-knowing God long before the world began. He desires and wants to be in communion with us because we love Him, not because we fear Him. What a comfort for those who accept this love because we know that He has always had and will always have everything under control. We can confidently place our trust in Him, as we respect Him for who He is. We may not always understand we can know His love. As we walk through eternity with Him, He will be the only one there with any imperfections, the scars. Christ will carry the scars from Calvary for eternity and every time we see Him, we will see the scars and know how much He love us to sacrifice His own Son to have us with Him. Only Jesus Christ is worthy of our praise!

Have a God Day!