Who are those who fear the Lord? He will show them the path they should choose. They will live in prosperity and their children will inherit the Promised Land. Friendship with the Lord is reserved for those who fear him. With them he shares the secrets of his covenant. Psalm 25:12-14
The definition of fear is; awe, respect, reverence or veneration. When we speak of Gods goodness & have deep respect for Him, its fearing the Lord. Suffice it to say that those who fear the Lord talk constantly of His goodness, mercy and grace. They have first hand knowledge of His Word and His Name and when they speak of Him, it’s deeply personal.
I’m not afraid of God, I have utmost respect for Him and honor Him in the way I treat and respect others. My relationship with Him has proved He always keeps His Word to me. I expect Him to keep His covenant promise of provision, healing and everything else promised. He’s never let me down.
Because I fear the Lord, He promises direction. When I come to a cross road and am unsure which way to go, I look to Him and He shows me. Psalm 37:23 says that the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord and He takes delight in His way. Every day I ask the Lord, what plans do You have for me today? Who will I meet that I can tell about Your great love? It’s exciting to reflect on where my Father took me today and what we did together.
Brag about the Lord today. Be His friend!