Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
Just What IS the Fear of the Lord? February 2
Food for Thought: Ps. 33:18
Usually, it’s pretty obvious who does not fear the Lord. Those who fear (reverence) the Lord know Him and seek to please Him, living according to the Word. The ones who live life any ol’ way, without any regard to what pleases Him and yet claim to fear the Lord, are only deceiving themselves. You can’t have it both ways!
There’s another reason why it is usually obvious who does not fear the Lord: The eye of the Lord is on the ones who fear Him and put their hope in Him. He protects them and delivers them out of trouble. He is their help, shield, and provider. The ones who don’t are on their own. They don’t live in the benefits of trusting in His name. Sadly, they don’t acknowledge His greatness and live accordingly.
Getting to know Him is key, and there’s only one way to go about it: receive His Word and hide it in your heart. Incline your ear to its wisdom, and apply your heart to understanding. Desire it more than any earthly treasures, and live it. THEN you will understand the fear of the Lord and find knowledge of God.
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