Cultivating the Fear of God's Name
The root cause of the priests' problem was that they weren’t fearing God's name.
In Genesis 28:10-17, this display of God’s glory, without any warning or rebuke or commandments, evokes fear and awe in Jacob. This fear moves Jacob forward, like Isaiah, when he sees God’s glory and the promise of His grace.
As in Psalm 130:4, meditating on God's forgiveness should arouse fear in us.
The person who fears God on account of their sin knows that their sin is real, pervasive and justice worthy.
How are you seeking to stir up and cultivate the fear of God in your own heart and the souls of your brethren?