Two negative emotions are associated with rejecting God’s word in this verse: anger (trembling because of the truth) and fear (trembling lest you shall fall). Both emotions indicate that we are on unstable ground. What can we do to ensure that we are standing on solid ground and able to receive the truth of God with gladness?
- Keep the commandments, and repent quickly when we sin. We can be confident and optimistic when we know we are at peace with God (see 1 Nephi 22:17).
- Be prepared. “If ye are prepared, ye shall not fear” (D&C 38:30).
- Remember the Savior. “If your eye be single to my glory, your whole bodies shall be filled with light” (D&C 88:67).