Day 5 – Understanding the Fear of the Lord

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 ‘My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; …Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord, and find the knowledge of God’ Proverbs 2:1-5

 

The scripture makes it clear to us that ‘the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom’ (Pr. 1:7). Many times the concept of ‘the fear of the Lord’ sounds mysterious and scary. In today’s scripture, the Lord has laid it plain to us how to walk in reverential fear of God.

  1. Receive God’s word, and hide it in your heart (verse 1). Do this daily and deliberately. You will know God’s opinion about every life issue.
  2. Determine to make God’s word the basis of your opinion and decisions on every life issue.

When you do this, you will be able to give heed to, or pay attention to God’s wisdom for your daily life. Verses 3 & 4 of proverbs 2 states clearly that we should place emphases on the both study and obeying God’s word. This seems to me that we cannot be flimsy when it comes to reading and studying and living by the word.

When you give daily attention to the study of God’s word (not so much about volume, but about consistency and adequate proportion), and put it into practice, you will naturally get to know God, and you will find it normal to walk in reverential fear of Him. The result is that your way will be marked with riches, honour and good life (Proverbs 22:4). 

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