Today, I’m doing some bible journaling. I really enjoyed this chapter from the book of Psalm that I read during a recent daily devotion. The whole chapter is a blessing, but I wanted to highlight verse 17 which says, “But the mercy of the LORD is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;”
I love that his mercy is upon those that fear him. Some may take issue with the word fear. They may not like to think we should fear the Lord. However, I think we should stand in awe of Him and have the proper reverence and respect for Him. He upholds the worlds in his hands. He gave us our breath. He created everything! If you wonder about that word fear, do some study on it. Check out https://www.blueletterbible.org/kjv/psa/103/17/s_581017 and learn about the words meaning in the original language. Read some of the commentaries on it. Besides, fear can be a good thing even if we don’t like how it makes us feel. It keeps us from and warns us of danger. Understanding and acknowledging who God is makes us realize we need to obey Him. Too many today think God is not watching and feel they can sin without consequence. Others don’t believe in Him at all. This is the cause of so many of society’s ills. I heard someone say that a society without God could not write enough laws to maintain civilization. But, when there is a healthy respect and reverence for God, our values and morals align with God’s Word, and society benefits from this as well as each individual. The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom Proverbs 9:10 KJV.
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