“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.” (Proverbs 9:10)
🔴 NO FEAR OF GOD!
Do you ever wonder why the world is in such turmoil? Why does it seem like everyone is in a self-centered mindset? There is little or no regard for the significance of lives from various ethnic backgrounds. But those same individuals will argue pro-life doctrines while devaluing the actual livelihood of individuals.
In all fairness, perhaps there is a fear of God but not necessarily a reverential fear of God. Do you see a proper fear of God from those in authority and leadership positions? What about your fear of God?
Having a Fear of God means respecting who God is. Displaying awe and admiration for His holiness, righteousness, and justice.
“In God, We Trust” must not only be engraved on our money as proclaimed as the foundation of these United States of America but also embedded in our hearts.
2 Chronicles 19:7 “Now then, let the fear of the Lord be upon you. Be careful what you do, for there is no injustice with the Lord our God or partiality or taking bribes.”
God’s Word gives specific instructions to leaders and those in authority.
2 Chronicles 19:9-10 “And he charged them: “Thus you shall do in the fear of the Lord, in faithfulness, and with your whole heart: 10 whenever a case comes to you from your brothers who live in their cities, concerning bloodshed, law or commandment, statutes or rules, then you shall warn them, that they may not incur guilt before the Lord and wrath may not come upon you and your brothers. Thus you shall do, and you will not incur guilt.
This devotional was written by Diana L.W. Coleman a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose® Edited by Torrie Slaughter in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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