FAITH CAPSULE: Will you fear God?
Do you fear God?
The fear of God is His treasure. One that will give self to wisdom and knowledge in the word of God will fear God. Isaiah 33:6 said it all, “Wisdom and knowledge will be the stability of your times and the strength of salvation; The fear of the Lord is His treasure.”
Will you fear God?
One with the fear of God will serve Him diligently.
To fear God in the mouth is not the same as to fear God from the depth of heart.
Deuteronomy 6:2 speaks to all, “…that you may fear the Lord your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged…”
To fear God for His awesomeness deserves giving self to serving God in all areas of life.
At the time of birth, no man was born with the knowledge of the fear of God.
Among ways of knowing to fear God is to OBSERVE the word of God all the days of life.
Deuteronomy 6:24 buttressed, “And the Lord commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is this day.”
Deuteronomy 28:58, “If you do not carefully observe all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and awesome name, THE LORD YOUR GOD.”
2Kings 17:37, “And the statutes, the ordinances, the law, and the commandment which He wrote for you, you shall be careful to observe forever; you shall not fear other gods.”
One that OBSERVES the word of God will live life with the fear of God.
Is it your desire to fear God in your ways of life?
Observing the word of God with determination without prayer will not be enough to fear God.
To fear God is crucial if a man will take it to God by asking for His intervention for one to fear God.
God in His word declares His desires for all man, ” They shall be My people, and I will be their God; 39 then 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. 40 And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from doing them good; but I will put My fear in their hearts so that they will not depart from Me.” (Jeremiah 32:38-40)
What is it that will stop you from giving self to know, to live life in the fear of God?
Prayerfully, desire for the fear of God over your life so as to live life for the glory of God.
Prayer for today: Ask God for His hand upon your life to live in the fear of His name.