There is a God up there! He is on His throne! He is ruling! He could snap us in two just by His pure will! Out of His mercy, He doesn’t….but good grief, we need to take Him more seriously!
Sometimes we take ourselves way too seriously, and we don’t take God seriously enough!
NOT that we need to make God out to be serious, but that WE NEED TO BE SERIOUS ABOUT LOVING GOD. (Let’s be honest. God isn’t always serious. He created us to fart, burp, and sneeze. He has GOT to have a sense of humor!)
God is loving, yes. God is a friend, yes. God is good, yes. GOD IS ALSO GOD! GOD IS HOLY! GOD IS SOVEREIGN! GOD IS JUST! GOD WILL BRING WRATH ON THE UNRIGHTEOUS! He’s not joking around. It will come in full force in His perfect timing.
I mean – holy oxen! God killed Uzzah for touching the ark of the covenant (God’s dwelling place in the times of the Old Covenant) when the oxen who were carrying it stumbled. Check it out in 1 Chronicles 13:9 – 14.
God is serious about His holiness! His holiness is nothing to joke about, so we need to get our minds off of our silly (or maybe too serious) selves and get our eyes on Him! (He’s more fun anyway…)