Blessings for Having the Fear of God

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Blessings in fearing the Lord

Many people will say that it is not good to fear God. “How can you love someone that you have to fear.” The fear of God is mentioned over and over in the Word of God. The one that stands out to me is that in Ecclesiastes chapter 12 verses 13; where it says, “fear God and keep His commandments, for this is the whole duty of man.”

If this is the case why are so many Christians against the fear of God. We fear the powers that God Almighty has shown us. We run for cover during a storm, we hide from lightening, we stay away from wild animals the great God above created, but we do not choose to fear God.

In Proverbs 9 v10 it reads, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” It also reads that way in Psalm 111 v10, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding have all they that do his commandments: his praise endureth for ever.”

Blessed is the Man that Fears the Lord

This scripture tells us that the fear of the God is the beginning of wisdom; and a good understanding have all they that do the Lord’s commandments. This is to say that we have a better understanding of the Lord God if we are keeping his commandments.

If we fear the Lord, there is nothing we will want or desire. O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him (Psalm 34). It is also known that those who fear the Lord know that His mercy endures forever (Psalm 118 v4).

If this be the case with just the above scriptures, then it seems very worthy thing to fear the God of Israel (Jesus). It is also the secret of the Lord.

Psalm 25

14 The secret of the Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.

If we are truly looking for the secrets of the Lord God, then it begins with fearing Him. I know the secrets of the Lord because I fear Him. And because of this, He has shown me His covenant, which I have entered. It starts when we gain wisdom and depart from evil, we do that based on the fear and reverence of the Most High. From this His covenant will be shown to us so that we can enter into it and be known of Him.

Let’s see this in action:

Acts chapter 10

1 There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of the band called the Italian band,

A devout man, and one that feared God with all his house, which gave much alms to the people, and prayed to God alway.

He saw in a vision evidently about the ninth hour of the day an angel of God coming in to him, and saying unto him, Cornelius.

And when he looked on him, he was afraid, and said, What is it, Lord? And he said unto him, Thy prayers and thine alms are come up for a memorial before God.

Cornelius was an Italian, a devout man who feared God and taught his household to do the same thing. He’d watch the Jews and new they were the people of God and gave to them, helping their poor, and finally God approached his when it was time to let the Gentiles into the Church under the New Covenant.

The Angel of the Lord was sent to him sending him to Peter who was to teach Cornelius everything he was to know about the God of Israel. Later on, Cornelius and his house were baptized in the name of Jesus and brought into the New Covenant. This is Psalm 25 verse 14 in action. Cornelius feared God, even without fully knowing all about God, and therefore the secret of the Lord was with Cornelius. The secret was to have fear and reverence towards the Most High.

The Most High God then showed Cornelius His covenant. I just love when the Word of God is constantly being fulfilled. It increases our faith to see the Lord’s words never fall to the ground.

God bless you today, stay in the Lord Jesus and pray for strength, faith, and wisdom; all in the name of Jesus.

 

Koko Ishe

BibleStudyMinistry.com

About Koko Ishe

Koko Ishe is a Bible Teacher, Author, and Servant of Jesus Christ. He has been passionate about the Word of God his entire life and has done extensive study and research of the Bible to share with those who want to learn more about the God of the Bible. Ishe writes books and teaches Bible study groups as well as speak at colleges on Biblical topics. If you'd like to learn more on these seven misconceptions believed by Christians, join our newsletter today for more details. God bless.

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