“Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe” (Hebrews 12:28).
In a shaky world it is good to know that we are the subjects of an unshakeable Kingdom. When your world is teetering the tendency is to become filled with self-preoccupation. In contrast, those whose citizenship is rooted in a Kingdom, whose builder and maker is God, are better suited to embrace a mindset of gratitude–a disposition that looks outward; upward; Godward. Thus, it is from this stage that we are able to offer worship and service that is acceptable to the Father. That we are able to do so with reverence and awe is the sure indicator that our focus is Him and not us.