Wednesday, September 12, 2012

fear of the Lord

Psalm 103:13  As a father has compassion on his children, so the Lord has compassion on those who fear him.

What does it look like to fear the Lord?

How does one live, act, think, speak who fears the Lord?

Fear of the Lord - not afraid of you Lord, cowering around you

But holding you in the highest esteem

respecting you
revering you
holding you in awe

One who fears you like this

glorifies you with how they live

lives with knowing what their purpose is - to glorify you  - to make you known to others

who obeys your precepts, laws, commands

who praises you in the storm, when things don't make sense

who trusts in you explicitly, completely, always

who is grateful for what one has, not reaching for something else

who is content just in the fact that you are God, great, awesome, eternal, everlasting, and nothing more is needed

to want to know more about you

spend time with you
in your word
through prayer
at church

to thank you for everything and anything because it all came from you.

I think this is what it looks like to fear the Lord and to live my life in fear of you, Lord

Because you are mighty, glorious, powerful, righteous, everlasting, holy, radiant, awesome, fantastic

You are to be held in the highest esteem.

Help me Lord to truly fear you and to live like I do fear you!

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