The Fear of God, part five

18 Sep

Are you working everyday to become a person who fears God more? 

You say, “How?” 

First.

To truly fear God you have to have become a Christian. You need a new heart to fear God. Because, we don’t naturally fear God, and so if you are not a Christian, or if you wonder if you are a Christian, that’s where you need to start. Get together with together with someone from a biblical church, and ask them, how can I be born again?

But two. 

If you are a Christian, what do you do, you ask God to help you fear him. 

In Psalm 86:11. 

The Psalmist says. 

“Teach me your way, O Lord, that I may walk in your trust. Unite my heart to fear your name.”

So. 

Take your heart to God, and ask Him to fix it. Make my heart a heart that fears you.

Then third. 

Get into God’s Word on a regular basis, because that’s where He reveals Himself. To fear God, you have to see God, and right now, to see God, you have to listen to God. 

In Deuteronomy 4:10. 

God says. 

Get the people together, “that I may let them hear my words, so that they may learn to fear me.”

Which means. 

To become someone who fears God, you have to put an effort into listening to God, and specifically you do that, by taking time, to study His Word. 

And to study His Word. 

Not selfishly.

Just to think great thoughts about yourself. 

But to see Him and to worship Him. 

And as you study, thinking!

You have to slow down, and mediate on what it says about who God is and what it says about who you are, and what it says about what God’s done.  

I guess. 

In a sense. 

It’s not that complicated. 

Really. 

Fearing God. 

How do I fear God? 

It’s kind of like asking, how can I be  amazed by Victoria Falls? Or, by some beautiful sunrise? 

Well. 

First of all. 

You have to be able to see. 

Obviously. 

Being blind. 

Is going to make it hard to appreciate nature. 

And then.

Two.

You have to go there. 

Because if you don’t go there, it’s probably not going to amaze you. 

And then once you are there, you have to open your eyes and look.

And when you are looking, you have to slow down, and enjoy. 

Which, is kind of how it works with fearing God. 

You are not going to fear Him, if you are blind. 

And you have to spend time with Him, in His Word, if you are going to fear Him. 

You have to look. And as you look, you have to slow down and enjoy. 

And it’s so important you do. 

Because, this is the beginning of wisdom. 

We can’t go anywhere good in our lives, if we don’t start here. 

As religious people.

We don’t want to be people who just talk about God, but people who are in awe of Him, and long to honor Him because, if we don’t, we might be showing up every Sunday, but we won’t even have the beginning of wisdom.

If we do learn to fear God though, the blessings, it will bring into our lives, are going to be awesome.

So be amazed by God.

Work at being amazed by God.

And when you are not, don’t be content, until you are.

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