Monday, February 11, 2013

Battling Fear by Learning the Fear of the Lord

Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing.... Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the LORD. (Psalm 34.9,11)
How is [the fear of the LORD] learned? By reading and meditating on the Word, and by praying that our God would teach us. 
Their children, who do not know this law, must hear it and learn to fear the LORD your God. (Deut. 31.13)
This is not easy.  Consistent Bible reading can be tough. The three adversaries [the world, our own flesh and the Devil] make sure it is a battle, and our worlds are already too busy. But if the fear of the Lord is as important as Scripture indicates, then we can be sure that God himself will give us the power to pursue it. 

Ed Welch, When People are Big and God is Small, p.102

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