ATTAINING AND MAINTAINING THE FEAR OF GOD
By DIGC 25 May 2021
Distance from the Bible equals the death of the fear of God.
SCRIPTURE: The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy is understanding. Proverbs 9:10
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Distance from the Bible equals the death of the fear of God.
We saw in our previous study that the fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom.
Now, how do you attain and maintain the fear of God?
By the Knowledge of the Word of God
The more of His Word you know, the more of His fear you will connect.
Deuteronomy 17:18-19 says,
And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites: And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them:
When God was talking to the children of Israel about the kind of king they were to get, He said they should ensure that their king had a copy of the Book of His Word, which is the Bible (Deuteronomy 17:18) and read it all the days of his life, so he would learn to fear God.
That was what Abraham Lincoln meant when he said that no king can rule well without a copy of the Bible.
Men who learn the Bible fear the Lord. Distance from the Bible equals the death of the fear of God. Anybody in whose possession the Bible is not a decoration, will abide in the fear of the Lord.
D. L. Moody said, “Sin will keep you from the Bible; and the Bible will keep you from sin” Those who sin don’t like to open the Bible and those who open the Bible don’t like to sin.
Remember this: Distance from the Bible equals the death of the fear of God.
- Be committed to the study of the Word of God.
- Make up your mind to obey God’s Word.
PRAYER: Lord, I ask for the grace to be diligent in studying Your Word. Help me to obey every instruction from Your Word, Lord, in Jesus’ Name.
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: THE BEGINNING OF WISDOM – THE FEAR OF THE LORD (PART 1)
QUOTE: A wise man places value on wisdom and knowledge; a fool does not. Avoid the error. Improve your life. Culled from “21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO” by Dr Paul Enenche.
DAILY READING: Psalm 49-51
REFLECTION: What is your relationship with the Word of God? Are there times when you become too busy for the Word of God? Have you noticed how vulnerable and empty you become when you are out of touch with the Word for a season? Stick with the Word.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION/WORD: The Lord cause His Word to prosper in your life in Jesus’ Name.