We bring yyou the Part 9 of the series Everlasting Riches by Bro. Michael Amponsem of the Emmanuel Methodist Church, Abuakwa, Kumasi.
💦Heavenly Dews Devotions💦
Date: Thursday 30th Sept., 2021.
Topic: Everlasting Riches!
Part 9: The Fear of God
Text: Psalm 25:14
The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him and he makes known to them his covenant (ESV)
The Fear of God is one of the riches that believers possess now and will continue to possess in all eternity. It is an everlasting riches. The frequency with which the fear of God is mentioned in the Scriptures, as compared to other aspects of vital virtues, reveals the importance of the fear of God.
This observation is based upon the assumption that when someone tells you to do something over and over again, it is evidently important to him or her that you do it. Now check out this: When we come to the subject of the fear of God, the Bible speaks of it 278 times! We are referring to all the places in Scripture where it speaks of men fearing God, His name, His Law or His Word. In the book of Proverbs alone, the fear of the Lord is referred to 15 times as being the source of wisdom, knowledge, discretion, truthfulness and morality.
From Genesis to Revelation, the Bible proclaims that, the fear of the Lord is a fountain of life and those who drink deeply of it shall have blessings of God in this life and in the life to come. This blessings involve inheriting the Kingdom of God. However, those who reject the fear of the Lord will end up in the ways of death. The book of Proverbs is filled with references on how those who fear the Lord have access to God’s life-giving power.
The fear of the Lord can prolong life. “The fear of the Lord prolongs life, but the years of the wicked will be shortened” (Prov 10:27). Scripture is clear that the eternal benefits of fearing the Lord far outweigh the temporary costs on this earth. The person who fears God in the biblical sense maintains a humble reverence for His glory, majesty, dominion and authority. Such a person has great wealth awaiting him or her in eternity.
Dear Heavenly Father, put in me Your Spirit of fear that will guide me in this life. Be highly magnified for an answered prayer. In Jesus Name I have prayed, amen.
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