The Lord is transcendent — high above us as our Lord and Sovereign. Yet this is not a distant and wrathful lordship, for in Christ we no longer have to fear eternal judgment. In fact, Jesus has made us friends with God (Ps. 24:14); thus, we should avail ourselves of every opportunity to learn His will and way just as we do with our earthly friends. Corporate worship, prayer, Bible study, and more are all indispensable to building this relationship.