“Those officials of Pharaoh who feared the word of the Lord hurried to bring their slaves and their livestock inside.” Exodus 9:20.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Exodus 9-11, and Luke 24.
Pharaoh may have been slow to figure out God but some of his officials weren’t.
Those officials may have taken the threats of Moses as idle chatter at first, but they had seen that what Moses said did happen. And they developed a fear of God.
They didn’t just say that they feared God, they took action that confirmed it.
I love God. If you ask me, I’ll tell you. But do my actions confirm what I say?
How often do I take my sinfulness lightly? God doesn’t. Why? Because my sinning is done against Him!
There are consequences for sinfulness. My sins distant me from Him. My sins add burdens for me to carry thus slowing me down.
I do not want to be encumbered in any way. I want to move freely in His Will. I want to follow Him wholeheartedly.
To do this means total surrender to Him. It means constant evaluation of my relationship to Him. “God, where are You in this moment, and what should I see and do?”
“Father, I fear You. I am not afraid of You. I am in awe of You. I recognize Your greatness. I recognize my inadequacies. Lift me from myself. Draw me close to You. I want a tight relationship with You. O Lord, how I need You!”
Am I and my fear of God coordinated?