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The Holy Fear of God

June 26, 2012 by  
Filed under Monthly Articles, Today's Devotion

Fear of the LordHave you ever wondered why there seems to be so much evil in the world today? According Proverbs 16:6, it could be that the answer is quite simple. “By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men depart from evil.” (Proverbs 16:6)

The “fear of the Lord” referred to here indicates much more than reverential awe and respect. The Psalmist tells us in Psalm 25:14 that we can’t know the revelation of God’s covenant until His fear is deeply rooted in us: “The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.” This verse connects an understanding of the covenant with the fear of God. In short, revelation is tied to His holy fear.

Mankind cannot truly fear God until they know Him and His nature. Because this age we live in is so self-centered, self-sufficient, and self-serving, few are found who truly set their heart to KNOW God as He reveals Himself to us in His Word.

Is your heart set to KNOW God? Is your desire for Him stronger than your desire for anything this world can offer?

Separation. Consecration. Desire. These three will open the door to an ever-increasing revelation of Who He Is!

Seek Him. Serve Him. Love Him. Fear Him.

Father, my desire for You is growing day by day as I spend time in a loving relationship with You. Lord help me to further consecrate my life for Your use; I long to be a vessel fit for Your use! Lord, teach me your Word, teach me Your ways, help me to understand the depth of Your love shown through Your covenants, your promises, your Word. I am like a child eager to learn from You! Teach me, Father, till this world has no more hold on me and I am totally Yours in every way. Father I love you with my whole heart, amen!

“Shew me thy ways, O LORD; teach me thy paths. Lead me in thy truth, and teach me: for thou art the God of my salvation; on thee do I wait all the day.” (Psalm 25:4-5)

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