THE FEAR OF GOD IS THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM

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With the intensities of the judgments that are coming and the epidemics of terror and fear, they will bring, God (the LORD) reminds us that there is peace when we fear Him alone. “Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high because he has known My name. He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honour him. With long life, I will satisfy him and let him see My salvation” (Psalm 91:14-16). God is saying that when judgments come, tell the righteous, those who do His will, it will be well with them (Isaiah 3:10). He will hide them under the shadow of His wings because they fear Him.

“Who understands the power of Your anger and Your fury, according to the fear that is due You?” (Psalm 90:11) The Holy King says it; fear is due to Him, it is reverential awe. He is holy, and He will judge us in sovereignty according to the way we walk regarding His commandments. We have Jesus’s redeeming blood to cleanse us when He points out and convicts us of our sins, weaknesses, and shortcomings.

God is not a man who lies when He says to fear Him and gain wisdom so that you might do His will and not be judged for unrighteousness. Give Him His due! The fear of the Almighty will keep you from defaming and dishonouring Him. It will keep you as an instrument of righteousness through which He is glorified.

May the fear of God be given to us in its fullest measure.

 So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.” (Psalm 90:12).

“Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.” (Revelation 15:4).

Those who are walking in the Holy One’s ways when judgments fall will be able to exalt their righteous King who has revealed His righteousness through judgment on the wicked.

Let us Pray:  May “the fear of God (the LORD) … the beginning of wisdom” (Proverbs 9:10)—which is greater in value than any earthly treasures be what I seek after O God, my God and Redeemer.  May I along with the righteous redeemed lovingly fear You and glorify Your name in word and deed.

 

Author: Godfrey Gregg

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