Guest post by Jeanette Andrade
Healthy Fear March 16
Food for Thought: Prov. 16:6
When you come right down to it, any time anybody sins—be it robbery, murder, or even a lie, for example—it’s because they do not fear the Lord (humbly revere and acknowledge His omnipotence) at that moment as they should. It is the reason people do what they do.
As for myself, any time I have felt distant from the Lord, I have noticed that the level of fear for Him had decreased, and doubt and pride had increased. It wasn’t He Who distanced Himself from me; rather, I had disregarded Him in some way or another. In this case, a good dose of fear is healthy!
The key to maintaining the fear of the Lord is to keep His Word and the understanding of Who He is before you constantly. Don’t allow the flesh or the world’s way any room to dominate in your life, regardless of how you feel. Spend time with your Lord talking with Him and reading His Word. Just being in His presence puts things into perspective and brings your mind, body, and spirit into a greater and healthier fear of the Lord.
Be sure today that the fear of the Lord remains in the foremost part of your heart and mind. It’s very healthy for you.
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