There is an absence of the fear of (respect for) the Lord in today’s society. Everyone is a god unto him/herself, and they make up their own rules for life as they go along. Or else, they create designer gods that fit their philosophy of life and which do not require anything from them.
God instructs and confides in those who fear Him. The path of those who reverence the Lord includes prosperity (Psalm 25:12-14). He stores up goodness for them that take refuge in Him (Psalm 31:19).
He delivers from famine and death all those whose hope is in His unfailing love (Psalm 33:18-19). He sends His angels to camp around those who fear Him and He delivers them in their times of trouble.
He is a refuge to them and they lack no good thing (Psalm 34:7-11). He provides food for them who remember his covenant forever (Psalm 111:5). He takes His delight in them (Psalm 147:11).
He speaks and His commands always comes to pass (Psalm 33:8-9). He puts a new song into our mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many unbelievers see why we sing to Him and then they put their trust in the Lord too and come to fear Him (Psalm 40:3)
God gives a heritage to those who fear His name (Psalm 61:5). His love for us is as high as the heavens are from the earth (Psalm 103:11). To those who obey His precepts and remember His covenant, His love is from everlasting to everlasting…in modern vernacular that is as far as infinity and beyond! (Psalm 103:17-18).
He is our help and our shield in times of danger (Psalm 115:11). When we fear Him and walk in His ways we are blessed, we eat the fruit of our labor and His blessings and prosperity are ours. Even our family increases and is fruitful (Ps 128:1-4) and His mercy extends from generation to generation (Proverbs 1:50).
Father God, it does not make sense for us to be wise in our own eyes. If we fear You and shun evil, You will bring health to our body and nourish our bones (Proverbs 3:7-8). You direct our ways.
You showed Your mighty power to the Israelites. They were so convicted of their unholiness in Your sight, and so fearful of Your awesome power, that they cower behind Moses. The wise will hear this message and learn from it (Matthew 7:24).
Thought for the Day:
God is the one who made the heavens, and we will fear Him and pray that all of our descendants will honor and revere Him. – Chronicles 16:25-26; Psalm 22:23