“Do you fear the Lord?”
Merry Christmas everyone! One of the best presents that you can give the Lord is “FEAR.” When I say fear, I mean having an overwhelming feeling of reverence and admiration for the Lord God Almighty. This feeling of fear is not being afraid of God but having a deep respect and simply being in awe of God. So my question for this week is; “Do you fear the Lord?”
What does the Bible say about fearing the Lord?
Proverbs 31:30 says; “Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the Lord, she shall be praised.” Job 28:28 says “And to man He said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding.” Lastly, in Proverbs 1:7 and 9:10 King Solomon tells us that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”
As I reflected further on the word FEAR here is what God gave me:
F = Facilitate your life in such a way that you take God seriously. Make God your number #1 Priority through prayer, worship, reading the Bible, and most importantly doing what it says.
E = Examine the way that you engage with others and be sure that your behavior/conversations exemplify Christ.
A = Acknowledge God in all your ways. Recognize that God exist and that He is present. Make decisions that will show others that, you fear the Lord. Apply God’s Word to your everyday life.
R = Reverence and respect God. When you show reverence and respect, there are certain things that you will not do/say because you realize that God sees and hears EVERYTHING. There is no hiding from God.
As we prepare to celebrate Christmas and end this year, let us remember to fear the Lord. This is not only for you, but teach your children and grandchildren to fear the Lord. There are so many benefits and blessings that come with fearing the Lord.
Until next time. . .