“Blessed are all who fear the Lord, who walk in obedience to him.” Psalm 128:1.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading: Ezekiel 40-41, Psalm 128, and Revelation 21.
Fearing God means to admire Him so much that we don’t want to offend Him in any way. We’re committed to getting things right.
Our esteem for God is revealed in the way we live. I believe that a Godly person must live carefully. We can’t just be jumping randomly in and out of things.
I must live with a consciousness that God is in my midst. He’s with me. I have Him to consult with. I have Him to consider when I take action.
Will I ask, “Does it please You?”
How do I know what I should do? This is where knowing God becomes important. If I know that my wife does not like singer Tom Jones, I will not be buying his CD for her as a gift. If I know that she enjoys doing puzzles, I will make sure that there is space/time available for her to do puzzles.
My walk with God must be closely regulated by Him. I must beg Him to guide me. I must beg Him to correct me when I’m messing up. I can’t be relying on infrequent “spiritual doses” to empower me to do His Will.
The usual bottom line is that I must live in tight relationship to God if I expect to accurately, rightly represent Him. My cravings must include wanting to know Him better.
“Lord, You are a great God. Thank You for the Good News. My sin problem has been taken care of and I have new life in You. Thank You, Father. Prick my conscience when I am off course. I want to rightly represent You. Help me, Lord, I beg.”
What do You want me doing? We must ask that question regularly and be prepared to adjust our lives as His answer requires.