Do You Fear The Lord?: Gospel Today Devotional - 21st September, 2021

LESSONS FROM PROVERBS (2)

Do You Fear The Lord?: Gospel Today Devotional - 21st September, 2021


What is the proof that a child has regards for his father? Is it not in the fact that the child walks in the way his father has instructed him to walk? If the father is upright and has taught the child the need to be upright, it is expected that the child walks uprightly, right? However, if the child does otherwise, would we still say that child has taken after his father? That is the point; the fact that one has to do exactly as he has been instructed to do, in this case, the child is what really shows that such a person honours the one who has told him to do so.

Another example will be a servant to his master. If for example, a master instructs his servant never to take advantage of people when he is not around, and the servant decides to do otherwise, would you say that servant has regards for his master? Would it not be safe to say that such a servant despises his master? I think that would be justifiable. What is the point? A child needs to show that he fears his father by obeying his instructions, same as the servant. Outright disobedience to instructions given to the child by his father or a servant by his master shows to a large extent that the child despises his father and the servant, his master. Praise God.

The Lord has been our help, and as it stands, we have just nine lessons to go. I trust the Lord to teach us through those lessons that which we have to know. Today's lesson seeks to bring to our consciousness how we are to show as believers our fear for the Lord. It is my prayer that the Lord himself will speak to our hearts. Amen. The passage of scripture under consideration is seen below,

"He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the Lord : but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him" (Proverbs 14:2).

Let me start by asking you this? Do you fear the Lord? I know for most persons, the answer would be yes. If that is the case, I'll ask another question. Do you walk uprightly? And by that I mean to say, do you walk in accordance to the instructions of the Lord as seen in his word? Do you deal truly? Are your words seasoned with salt and filled with grace? Are you transparent and honest? Is your life ruled by the word of God? Do you think about him and consider him in everything you do? The proof that you regard the Lord is that you walk uprightly.

It is seen in the fact that you do as he has instructs you to do. Did you remember Joseph? He refused to sleep with his master's wife but fled from her presence, right? Why did he do that? Because he feared the Lord. He was walking in his uprightness and would do nothing contrary to that which was against the nature of God. Joseph showed that he feared (had great regard for the Lord). The scripture puts it this way,

"There is none greater in this house than I; neither hath he kept back any thing from me but thee, because thou art his wife: how then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?" (Genesis 39:9).

The question is, do you fear the Lord? If you claim to and then you're perverse in your ways, that is, you do that which is directly opposite to the instructions of God, it shows you do not fear him. It shows rather how much you despise him. It shows how much is word means to you (the fact that it really does not mean anything to you). The scripture says that the one who fears the Lord is the one who walks in his uprightness (conscious of his of dealings before man and God). And the one who despises him is the one who is perverse in his ways. Do you mind asking yourself where you truly belong? May the Lord let his word dwell in our hearts. Amen.

Thought for the day: 

Do you walk according to all that the Lord instructs you to or do you do otherwise?

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