“And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, And to depart from evil is understanding.’ ””
Job 28:28 NKJV
The fear of the Lord
All too often I hear people refer to the God of the Universe as the “man upstairs,” or the vague “higher power.” I cringe when I hear these terms. It seems to me that there is an effort to somehow make God less than or weak like us.
When I consider God I can’t help but bow my heart to Him. He has my life in His hands. I fear Him both reverently and physically. I know He has the power to kill and destroy, resurrect and heal. His power is ultimate.
In my respect for Him I am rendered breathless in trying to find words to describe His grace and mercy that allows me to live even though, on my best days, I am a foul sinner bound for hell if not for Jesus’ work on the cross.
He knows I am but dust. I fail daily, He restores me daily. I drift from Him and when I turn back He is right there waiting to receive me in His embrace.
His mercy overwhelms me. To think I have that much power in my corner.
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
Romans 8:31 NKJV
It gives me confidence to face what ever comes, whoever comes into my life and whatever circumstance I might be in.
Sin separate us from God and the reservoir of His mighty power. I am finding as I seek to be closer to such a mighty God the desire to sin fades. The closer I get to Him the more I see my weakness and need. In my smallness, I have access to His might. I gain understanding.
I fear God in every fiber of my being. That fear has made me clean and empowered in Him.
Feeling weak? He is strong. Filled with anxiety? Rest in God who knows the end from the beginning. You have the God of the Universe on your side. Seek Him today!
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