Fear of the Lord

When the Scripture speaks of fearing the Lord, does it mean that our mouths get dry, our heart rate goes up, we tremble in our boots as we approach Him?

As we look as the relationship that Jesus had with His disciples we see a free give and take that meant questions, dialogue, serving, and being together. Jesus was easy to talk to. He still is.

Fearing the Lord means to have the proper esteem and understanding of who He is and the power that He has. It means seeing Him in His rightful place and seeing ourselves in our rightful place. We lift Him up and respect everything about Him. He is in charge and we rest in that.

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow his precepts have good understanding. To him belongs eternal praise.” Psalm 111:10

That is the beginning of wisdom. When we understand the Lord’s place, we begin to understand ours. We trust His Word and follow it. Life falls into place when we do that.

Lord, how we thank You that we can rest in You. You have the world in Your hands.


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