Praise the Lord! Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who delights greatly in His commandments. Psalm 112:1 NKJV
God created Adam and Eve. He placed them in the garden and said; “Be fruitful and multiply.” The Lord wanted their offspring to praise Him forever.
The Lord of heaven and earth loves us. Jesus wants us to return His love.
God does not want you to be so fearful you cannot love Him. He does not want you to be so fearful you do not turn to Him for your needs. The Lord does want you to have a healthy fear reverence and awe of His holiness and power.
God has no equal. No power in Heaven above or on the Earth below can stand in opposition to Him.
There are times when I obey God’s commands out of fear. I fear the consequences of disobedience. The bible says whatever a man (or woman), sows so also shall he reap. Disobedience brings negative consequences. Obedience brings blessing.
God speaks of the consequences suffered by evil people and the blessings in store for Godly people. People who fear the Lord will prosper and be used to bless others. People who turn their backs on God will be held accountable for opposing Him.
My Pastor asked if any of us think we are bad people. I was tempted to raise my hand. I have failed to live according to God’s righteous standards. Have you obeyed God completely and perfectly every day of your life?
Godliness is not based on performance. If you were able to obey God’s commands completely and perfectly Jesus would not have sacrificed Himself for you. Godliness is based on our faith in Jesus Christ. Jesus always obeyed God perfectly and completely.
If you trust Jesus with your life God will bless you. If you walk by faith in Jesus He will be with you. Jesus will work out His good and perfect will in you and through you!
Jesus loves you. He wants to bless you. He wants to use you to bless other people. He wants you to praise Him today. Jesus wants you to stand in awe of Him and live in reverence of Him today.
The Lord wants you to set your heart on obedience to Him. He wants you to delight in His Word and commands.
You can live by faith in Jesus Christ because He is faithful!
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