Psalm 111:10: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.”
Devo in a nutshell:
This year on Sunday nights we have been studying from the book of Deuteronomy. During our study we have watched as God, through Moses, has shared with the nation of Israel His desire for them to love Him and obey Him.
The passage today speaks of “the fear of the Lord.”
What does that mean and how does that have anything to do with our loving and obeying the Lord?
Many times when we think of fear we picture ourselves shrinking back from someone or something. But the fear of the Lord is a reverential awe that we owe God simply because He is the Lord. It is a respect for and a awe of God.
When we have a reverential respect and awe of God we can’t help but love Him and that love leads us the obey Him.
God wants more than an external obedience, He desires us to do His will from the heart; which is done because of our love for Him and that love springs forth when we recognize God for who He is and give Him the respect, honor and awe that He is worthy to receive.
In a day and time when we seem to be lacking respect of authority and finding ourselves standing in awe of mere mortal men and women; who do some pretty remarkable things. May we not forget God does not just do pretty remarkable; He does the impossible. He has done what no one is able to do. Our God spoke everything into existence. He said let there be and there was!!! Our God is God and gods, King of Kings, Lord of lords, great, mighty, powerful and awesome……and the list can go on and on.
Needless to say He is Worthy of our Fear, our Love and our obedience.
Lord thank you for being so Awesome!
Have have a great day in the Lord.