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THOSE THAT FEAR HIM - PART 3

THURSDAY 15 FEBRUARY 2024


The fear of the Lord is a heaven-pointing apex of our Christian faith.


Reference: Psalm 33:18 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

"Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear Him, On those who wait for His faithfulness."


Can divine wisdom be found? I believe it is yes! God said to the human race, "The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom", meaning that the two terms are inextricably linked. The saints who fear the Lord and the saints who are wise in God's sight are not two sets of people, but one. If you examine both from the standpoint of theological terminology, wisdom follows on the fear of the Lord, and they saturate the mind and conscience.


In Proverbs 9:10, Solomonic inspiration penned, "The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom..." (NIV). Beloved, it is when we truly believe, trust and fear the Lord that true wisdom begins to tell upon our lives and hearts and equally bind us to God, in a hearty concord, thereby kindling in our hearts, the flame of transforming, fructifying and uplifting insight into His abiding love. The fear of the Lord is the domineering force that intimidates evil, and that's the way of divine wisdom.


The fear of the Lord is an unconditional reliance of a consecrated heart upon God's perspective and His way of doing things. It is the foundation of sky-high elevation in Christ, as well as the firmness of the Christian character. Proverbs 19:23 reads, "The fear of the Lord leads to life, so that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil" (AMP). Beloved, the fear of the Lord is life to us, and we can relax in it without any fear of danger as we function by the Spirit's guidance.


In a nutshell, in the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and it is conducive to the manifestation of God's faithfulness and the stability of His "overflowing" blessing in one's life. To that effect, the latter part of our referenced Scripture informs that God is obliged to fulfilling His divine loving-kindness and faithful purposes in the lives of those who fear Him and wait for Him.


Did you know Jesus Christ Himself delighted in the fear of the Lord? (Isaiah 11:3 NIV). Zero wonder, He became and demonstrated the full revelation of God the Father, on earth. Therefore, as Christ's ambassadors, let us also do God a greater pleasure by living as those who fear Him. Shalom!


Scripture Reading - Psalm 19:9; Proverbs 14:2; Psalm 34:11; Provers 23:17.


Exuberant Declaration:

Of the fulness of the Godhead, I have received abundance of grace to function in Christ, whose life has revealed and imparted the reign of the "fear of the Lord" to my Christian life. Praise God.






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