FAITH CAPSULE: To fear God is a must for all man to avoid living a wasteful life.
Fearing God without ceasing is finding and gaining access to God without failure. Do you fear God? There is none that is born to this world with the fear of God. To fear God is rooted in studying the word of God to have faith in God. God treasures those who fear Him. To fear God is the way not to live a wasted life.
With fear of God is taking a position to be claiming the promise of God.
Among the promises of fearing God are:
The fear of the Lord prolongs days. (Proverbs 10:27)
In the fear of the Lord, there is strong confidence. (Proverbs 14:26)
The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to turn one away from the snares of death. (Proverbs 14:27)
The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom. (Proverbs 15:33)
By the fear of the Lord, one departs from evil. (Proverbs 16:6)
The fear of the Lord leads to life, and he who has it will abide in satisfaction; He will not be visited with evil. (Proverbs 19:23)
By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life. (Proverbs 22:4)
The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him and delivers them. (Psalm 34:7)
The fear of the Lord is His treasure. (Isaiah 33:6)
To fear God is a must for all man to avoid living a wasteful life.
The Bible’s question is for those who claim serving God: “serve the Lord with fear.”(Psalm 2:11) Are you serving God with fear? Does your way of life demonstrate the fear of God?
Is it your desire to live life by fearing God?
The desire to have the fear of God is not in determination without prayer. Peter determined not to deny Jesus but the prayer of Jesus answered for him not to fail but stand for Christ.
Jesus told us to ask, seek and knock in Matthew 7:7 and God also said the He will give when He said, “…I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me forever, for the good of them and their children after them.” Why not begin to pray earnestly to God, to give you one heart, one way to fear Him?
Make it a serious point to live life with the fear of God. In the journey of life, Abraham served God because he feared God. Hebrews 11:8 testified, “By faith, Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.”
To be living life year after years without the fear of God is not God’s will for all His creation. Just like Abraham, fear God to be obeying His word for remaining in His presence.
Prayer for today: Ask God to give you a one heart and one way to fear God in all days He has given you.