Friday, May 29, 2020


The fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever; the ordinances of the Lord are reliable and altogether righteous. (Psalm 19:9)

In this short three part series, we have arrived at the point which many believers (and non-believers to be sure) have a little trepidation. It involves the “Fear of the Lord”. We all know that our God is both a consuming fire and greatly to be feared. The demons feared the Lord Jesus on His brief 33 years here on earth as a human, and they recognized Him immediately, when the learned men of the Faith did not. But....Jesus did say to us that we should only fear the One Who has the power to cast both body and soul into Hell.

This is not the fearsome God of Wrath, of which David speaks in here Psalm 19:9.  Under the inspiration of the Spirit of God, He says “the fear of the Lord is pure, enduring forever”. This kind of “fear” is directly connected to the awesome power, awe, majesty and glory of God Himself.  The Proverbs tell us that the “fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”. This is true. The more we are immersed in the purity of The Word of God – the Bible – the wiser we get in His Mighty ways and not only do we come to love and appreciate Him….we come to fear Him in both His power and love and ability to rain down wrath.

His Holiness is what should impress us the most as it then becomes the standard for us, the more we know about Him, from the Word and prayer.

Due to the fact that He is God, from Eternity Past to Eternity Future, all His precepts, commands and decrees reflect His permanent attributes of Holiness, Righteousness, Steadfastness, Purity and Truth. They remain the forever standard in both the Heavens and in our brief lives on earth.

This incredible attributes – Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Ominiscient among them – make His judgments true and right.Psalm 19:9b reflects this truth.  The Word of the Lord mirrors His nature. He cannot be otherwise.

In light of all of this, we, who are called by His Name, are expected to rise to the place where He is. It is not an impossible task. The closer we get to Him, the more realize that 1. He cannot be stopped and 2. Why do we want to stop Him? Let’s join Him where He is.

To so do, we learn from all He has said about Himself, and His Word in the previous verses of Psalm 19:7-8 and what we learned in this three part series. We then embed it in our souls and intentionally live it out. It is requires an intense love for the Lord and His Word, His people and a committed desire to a lasting relationship with the Eternal Truths of Scripture, all the days of our lives.

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