Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom…” Does fearing God require us to be in dread of Him all the time? How does His love fit into this picture? What should be our response to the God who should be feared?
“Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.” David shares with us the wisdom he has gleaned from his experience. He summarizes: 1) Guard your tongue. 2) Live a repentant life. 3) Seek peace. This results in a life that receives the favor of the Lord.
Psalm 34; 1 Samuel 21:1-22:5 Humble David, though destined to be king of Israel, faced troubles and fears. But he put his trust in God and was able to testify, “I sought the Lord and He answered me; He delivered me from all my fears.” Then David invited everyone to experience God’s faithfulness. “Taste and…
Ephesians 1:3-14 “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.” Chosen. Adopted. Forgiven. Grace lavished on us. Sealed by the Holy Spirit. Rich inheritance promised. Who wouldn’t want to be a part of Christ’s family?