Wednesday, September 30, 2009

"No Lack In Fear"

"O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him." Psalm 34:9

Do you often wonder why you are in want and need? Sometimes it's because you don't fear the Lord. To fear Him means to worship Him, to reverence Him. And this is done by giving Him His rightful place in your life. You show the fear of the Lord by obeying His commandments, by giving Him honor, by putting Him in first place in your life, by not being negligent and taking Him lightly or for granted.

How is it that you can stay out of His house, not give tithes or offerings, not read your Bible, pray only when you have a serious need, acknowledge Him only when you are in trouble, put your own pleasure above His will and expect Him to run to your beck and call for help any and every time you finally look to Him. He is a loving, forgiving and compassionate God, but it doesn't work like that. You can't just go to Him only in times of trouble and expect Him to move heaven on your behalf.

The New Testament counterpart of this verse reads, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." (Matthew 6:33) There is something that we must do. There is an attitude that we must possess- one of holy fear, which places God in first place.

As I read this verse, I could almost hear a plea to fear the Lord. That's because it's God's desire to meet and supply your every need- even before you ask. And as you walk in the fear of the Lord, there will be some things that you won't have to pray for or about, the answer will be there already... because there is no want to them that fear Him.

Have a great day. As we walk and live in the fear of the Lord there is no lack- we have all we need.

For further reading:
1 Samuel 12:24
Psalm 115:11
1 Chronicals 16:11
2 Chronicals 26:5

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