The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding says Proverbs 9:10. Proverbs 1:7 adds that fools despise wisdom and instruction. When we fear God it is to reverence, respect and acknowledge that He is our Father, Creator and God of the universe, therefore, we will not do anything to dishonor or disrespect Him. So we obey Him —praise, worship and thank Him for His instructions in the Bible, teaching us how He wants us to live for Him.
Romans 12:1-2 tells us one of the ways He wants us to live, by presenting our bodies to Him as a living sacrifice that is Holy and acceptable. He does not want us to adopt the world’s standard of life, but to renew our minds to His heavenly standard of living. The more we practice living Holy and righteous the closer we draw to God, our heavenly inheritance, and the sooner we begin enjoying the many benefits we receive on earth before we get to heaven. But there are guidelines and instructions we must follow that God has laid out for us in the Bible. Psalm 112 tells us some of the benefits of fearing, obeying and delighting in the Lord.
Blessed is the man or person who fears the Lord, who delights greatly in His commandments, Psalm 112 informs us. Then Matthew 6:33 tells us to seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness and He will add whatever we need to survive or get to heaven. Hebrews 11:6 tells us He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. 2 Peter 3:9 reminds us that He is not slack concerning His promises. Which means the problem is in us believing that He is faithful.
Psalm 112 informs us of the benefits of being a child of God walking in righteousness and according to God’s will and plans for us. It’s only when we reverence God and delight in His word that we and our whole family will be blessed. The generation of the upright will be blessed, wealth and riches will be in his house and His righteousness will endure forever. When you walk upright your dark places and circumstances will be illuminated by God’s light, because God is gracious, full of compassion and righteous.
A good man who is Godly and faithful to God will deal graciously and lend, because God made him a lender and not a borrower, because he guides his affairs with discretion, and follows Proverbs 3:5-6 by trusting and acknowledging God and not depending on his own understanding. Therefore as Psalm 112:6-8 says, “he will never be shaken, nor afraid as long as he steadfastly trusts God in his heart, then his heart will be established and fear abolished.
Psalm 84:11 …No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.
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All glory, honor, praise and thanks go to God for using me to deliver this message. I pray that He will give all who read this message the spiritual gifts necessary to comprehend and act upon His word. I exercise my power and authority in the name of Jesus to bind every tactic of the enemy that will try to stop, hinder, or prevent this word from reaching its intended people. I ask the Lord to loose the Holy Spirit and the Heavenly angels to secure this word so that it reaches its intended people, according to Matthew 16:19 and Luke 10:19 in the omnipotent name of Jesus, Amen.