“The fear of the Lord is the beginning…”
Eight words, strung together by God, that give man the building blocks of life.
Eight words that provide the foundation for wisdom.
Eight words that are essential to understanding the meaning of life.
Eight words that guarantee a joyous life.
Eight words that lead to fulfillment in life.
Eight words that point the direction for what we must do if we want to please God.
Eight words that prove the faithfulness of God.
Eight words that are the beginning of our obedience to the Lord.
Eight words that eliminate the folly of talk and teach us how to walk before God.
And once we completely and unreservedly “fear the Lord,” we will have confidence and courage to face any obstacle in life because God is bigger than anything and everything else in the universe.
But those words do not end when our lives end. They are generational and, if the believer is faithful, will be passed from generation to generation.
Parents who want to provide safety and security and wellbeing for their children will do so because of their “fear of the Lord.” Scripture provides all the evidence any parent needs to realize the benefits that will come to their children if they – the parents – “fear the Lord” and are obedient to Him – no matter the cost!
Not parents? Pass the message on. It’s lifesaving!
Prayer: Lord, may we take to heart the significance and importance of those eight words, “the fear of the Lord” is where life begins. May we recognize Your power and our limits. Amen.
Scripture For Today: Whoever fears the LORD has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge. Proverbs 14:26