Do You Fear The Lord?
How are you doing in daily reading the Bible? I've been using a chronological reading plan reading from Deuteronomy this week.
One verse stuck out to me: "And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you except to fear the LORD your God by walking in all his ways, to love him, and to worship the LORD your God with all your heart and all your soul?" Duet. 10:12
That verse has a timeless principle in it. Though it was written to Israel as they prepared to enter the Promised Land, it's true for us today. What does God ask of us? To fear the Lord goes beyond terror. It expresses reverential awe, the kind one shows in the presence of transcendent and awesome power and that motivates one to worship and obedience. Proper fear of the Lord leads to a godly walk or lifestyle. The more you walk in His ways, the more you discover how to love with all your heart and out of the abundance of love comes worship!
Let me encourage you to develop a healthy fear of God. Stay in His word, learn His ways, and walk in them. Then as you get closer to Him, let your worship ring out!
As always, Onward and Upward!