“Oh fear the Lord, you His saints. There is no want in those who fear him.” – Psalm 34:9
Reverence – deep respect and regard; a gesture of deep respect and awe.
The use of fear in many of the Scriptures is this deep respect and regard for God. I am called to have reverence for Him, for His Word, and for His direction, so much so that it supersedes my own personal wants and desires – or better yet, it BECOMES my personal wants and desires.
I come to this place of reverence when I invest in knowing Him. I grow up to a place of understanding who He is and what He has done. The more I invest in this knowledge, the more I grow in “fear” or reverence.
The one that develops an intense, pious regard for God will never be in want or need of anything.
Weekly Challenge for Scripture Living
Make a list of your wants and needs. Take the next seven days to invest in the Word and then review your list at the end of the week. Begin to allow the encounter with the Word to confirm or realign your list.
Recommended Reading – Psalm 34