Learning to Fear the Lord

Come, my children, listen to me;
    I will teach you the fear of the Lord. Psalm 34:11

Often, as this verse tells us, the fear of the Lord is not a natural thing for us to do. We learn what it is to fear the Lord by being obedient to what we know and learn. As we study Scriptures, we learn that fear.

It’s not the kind of “I’ll zap you if you don’t obey” fear that those outside the faith would have us believe. Instead

  • it’s the “I’ve got lots of things to teach you if you’ll listen and learn” obedience.
  • It’s knowing that we can come into the Holy of Holies any day of the week, any hour of the day.
  • It’s the very common realization that we are completely and utterly dependent on God for life and sustenance.

I’ve only scratched the surface but it all starts with being willing to learn what it means to fear the Lord.

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