1 # Short Commentary and Lesson from Psalm 2.11
The love of a friendship, a romance, or a marriage has to contain a strong element of respect. Let the respect disappear from one of these love relationships, and it will cool and disappear.
When we love God, our respect for him is different from our respect for anyone else. His power, his holiness, and his endless compassion produce a respect that has to be called reverence. We must admire God’s mercy, power, glory, and holiness.
Don’t let anything in your life cause you to lose your reverence for the love God has shown you. Lose the reverence, and in time you will lose your love for God.