Do not be wise in your own eyes; FEAR THE LORD AND DEPART FROM EVIL.....Proverbs 3:7b
Most people do not realize there are two types of fear. There is the fear of danger, fear of people, fear of situations. They are afraid of His power and afraid of His righteousness. But the FEAR of the LORD that the bible speaks of is REVERENCE for a Holy God. A profound reverence, adoring awed respect. Honor and respect felt or shown, to glorify! Does that sound like someone to be afraid of? Our God is a HOLY God! The only time there should be "FEAR" is when we turn away from Him and follow the ways of the evil one. So the Scripture could be read this way: "Honor, respect, reverence" the Lord and depart from evil....SIMPLY GRATEFUL!
But God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of LOVE and of POWER and a SOUND MIND.
Are you walking in fear today? Always, always remember that fear does not come from God, it always comes from the enemy. Satan uses fear to keep you from trusting God to work in your life. God's Love brings us PEACE. God's Power gives us STRENGTH. And God gives us a Sound Mind to CHOOSE good over evil. Blessings to all!
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. But rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a copper coin? And not one of them falls to the ground apart from your Father’s will. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows.
Who do you fear? Man or God? The Lord knows every hair on our head are numbered. So we should have fear (reverence) for the Lord. Mans fear is founded on emotions, fear of the Lord is founded on righteousness and trust. #FearTheLord
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