The LORD is my light and my salvation;
whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the stronghold of my life;
of whom shall I be afraid?
Fear is irrelevant unless, of course, that fear is holy awe of our most awesome and amazing God who loves you with a love that is beyond comprehension. Then fear is a command because of what God has done FOR YOU. And what has God done FOR YOU?
God is your light in this dark world.
God is your salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.
God is your stronghold.
God is your fortress from the enemy.
In light of all of this, why would I fear anything or anyone of this world? Why would I fear any situation that is thrown at me? Why would I fear opposition, challenges or road blocks? My friends, do not let Satan drive you to fear, but rather direct your attention to God and fear the one who is bigger and more powerful than the fear of this world.
There is nothing that surprises God.
There is nothing that can foil His plans.
There is nothing that God can not handle.
There is nothing that God can not use for His glory.
Whom shall you fear? Whom shall you be afraid?
NOTHING and NO ONE.
Fear God and worship only Him; for He is FOR YOU and not against you. Amen.
The Pastor -|—
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge;
fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Those who fear God; have a reverent awe of God, desire to know more about God AND to know God. They desire to know who this God is that would go to such lengths to save them and desire to have a close relationship with Him through Jesus Christ. The fear of God does not cause one to run away but to run to. And their running to is the path of Life; a running they do through faith in Jesus. They realize, though, it does have it’s challenges, but they know Jesus is with them on their path. Fearing the Lord leads one to know all they need to know: Jesus.
Fools on the other hand desire to simply wallow in their own waste and filth (A gross metaphor but it works). They have no desire to know Life. They have no desire to grow and be challenged. Fools walk a path of destruction as they rely on their own feeble “strength” and “knowledge” (something that can not even be compared to God) to get through the day. Fools have no regard for the Law of God. They don’t meditate on or learn God’s Law. They have no regard in knowing how God commands people to live. For a fool, the Law is simply a list of suggestions; something to follow if it serves them and doesn’t interfere too much with their life.
In what category do you find yourself?
Fear the Lord and don’t embrace your waste and filth.