Pastor Jen Wager pointed out studies that show people want happiness, money, freedom, peace, joy, balance, fulfillment, confidence, stability and passion.
Then she added that if we feared the Lord we would have all of these things. Check it out for yourself.
Proverbs 19:23a- The fear of the Lord leads to life;
Proverbs 22:4- Humility is the fear of the Lord; its wages are riches and honor and life.
Proverbs 10:27a- The fear of the Lord adds length to life
Proverbs 14:26a- Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress.
Proverbs 15:33a- Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the Lord
Proverbs 16:6b- through the fear of the Lord evil is avoided
Proverbs 28:14a- Blessed is the one who always trembles before God,
Proverbs 31:30- Charm is deceptive, and beauty is fleeting, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Who and what do you fear? Make sure to choose your fear carefully.
As Oswald Chambers said, “The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else.”
Prayer- Lord, teach us how to fear you in awe, respect and wisdom. Amen.