FAITH CAPSULE: Give the heart to fear God.
Living life in the fear of God is taking a position not to fail in the journey of life.
To fear God is rooted in giving attention to God’s word by inclining ear, keeping God’s word in the depth of heart not just in the head.
Ecclesiastes 12:13 identifies the importance to live life in the fear of God, “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God and keep His commandments, for this is man’s all.”
Are you one that keeps the word of God in the head with no space for the word of God in the heart?
It is the will of God for all to fear God and know to train children to live life in the fear of God.
Is it your desire to fear God and to train your children, the fear of God?
Deuteronomy 4:10 admonishes all, “…Gather the people to Me, and I will let them hear My words, that they may learn to fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.”
Know and understand to fear God in every way of life, it is the conclusion of the whole matter.
The word of God that speaks to one speaks to all to fear God for the ways of living life as Job 28:28 records, “…And to man, He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding…” Jeremiah 10:7, “Who would not fear You, O King of the nations? For this is Your rightful due. For among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like You. “
Who will not fear God?
One that does not fear God will not abide in His command, to dwell in the presence of God.
Word identifies what it means to be in the presence of God with those who fear God: “Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy.” (Psalm 33:18)
“The angel of the LORD encamps all around those who fear Him and delivers them. Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him! Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him.” (Psalm 34:7-9)
“And His mercy is on those who fear Him From generation to generation.” (Luke 1:50)
Let the fear of God keep you under the eyes of God.
Your determination to fear God is the desire that can disappoint you because it is not the power of God. In life, in the place of determination, it is only the prayer before God (power of God) that will not disappoint.
Imagine Peter’s relationship with Jesus, with his determination not to disappoint Jesus but denied Jesus, the evidence of failure determination. Jesus prayed against Peter’s failure, “…But I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail…” (Luke 22:32)
Give yourself to prayer, that the fear of God becomes established in your hearts not to depart from God.
Prayer for today: Ask that you want to live life in the fear of God.