The fear of the Lord?

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
    all who follow his precepts have good understanding.
  To him belongs eternal praise”

NIV Psalm 111:10; KJV Psalm 111:10

In our human ignorance we often try to lean on our own wisdom. Who are we to bow to anyone? Who is He that we should fear him? “I am a good person, I am doing my own thing” many of us may say. Wrong! Lose your pride my friend! Apart from God, we are just a bunch of  lost souls in the vast Universe. He loves us, but He also corrects us and wants us to obey Him and return to Him when our time here is up.

Read Psalm 111

Fear of the Lord

Gracious Words

“Gracious words are a honeycomb,
    sweet to the soul and healing to the bones.”

NIV Proverbs 16:24; KJV Proverbs 16:24

Did your mother ever tell you “If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all”? She was right! Words can be the sweetest melody or the most vicious weapon. Don’t ever let gossip leave your lips. Let all your words be good, comforting and pleasing to the ear. A kind word can make someone’s day and do wondrous things.

Read Proverbs 16

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The Lord knows all human plans

“8 Take notice, you senseless ones among the people;
    you fools, when will you become wise?
 9 Does he who fashioned the ear not hear?
    Does he who formed the eye not see?
 10 Does he who disciplines nations not punish?
    Does he who teaches mankind lack knowledge?
 11 The Lord knows all human plans;
    he knows that they are futile.”

NIV Psalm 94:8-11; KJV Psalm 94:8-11

How can we ever think that anything can be hidden from God? Our every thought, be it good or be it evil, He knows. Will we ever learn that God is omnipresent and omnipotent? How can we ever hope that He who created our inmost being, will not see our selfishness, will not hear our curses, will not examine our hearts? Lord, clean up our hearts! Remove all that’s not from You Lord, make them pure and fill them with You, until all we think, all we say and all we do is Love.

Read Psalm 94

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Lean Not On Your Own Understanding

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;”

NIV Proverbs 3:5; KJV Proverbs 3:5

We often find it hard not to lean on our own understanding. We think we are so smart, so wise and we are such good decision makers. We try really hard to be independent and do our own thing, just to find ourselves in all sorts of difficulties. We need to understand that we can not be independent; not from The One who created us. He wants us to depend on Him, to trust Him, to seek His presence and His Love. Apart from Him we can’t make it in this world, we can’t have a purposeful life, filled with joy and happiness. In all things, let’s first seek God, seek His wisdom, His will. He understands our purpose much better than we do.

Read Proverbs 3

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The Door of My Lips

“3 Set a guard over my mouth, Lord;
    keep watch over the door of my lips.
  4 Do not let my heart be drawn to what is evil
    so that I take part in wicked deeds
  along with those who are evildoers;
    do not let me eat their delicacies.”

NIV Psalm 141:3-4; KJV Psalm 141:3-4

Think about your words. Are they good and supportive or are they discouraging and bitter? Words can hurt. Watch what you say.  Let God direct your thoughts and your speech. Speak Love and Truth.

Read Psalm 141

The door of my lips

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Ask and Do Not Doubt

“5 If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you. 6 But when you ask, you must believe and not doubt, because the one who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. 7 That person should not expect to receive anything from the Lord.” 

NIV James 1:5-7; KJV James 1:5-7

God is generous. He answers our prayers. He IS with us through ALL our trials. Trust Him! Don’t let doubt enter your heart. Doubt is the enemy’s tool to keep us away from God. Where there is doubt, there is no faith – plain and simple. God is ever present, all knowing, all powerful. There is nothing in this world, NOTHING,  that can be compared to His Might and His Love. How could we ever doubt HIM?!

Read James 1

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Prayer

Be Happy, Do Good

“11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also He has put eternity in their hearts, except that no one can find out the work that God does from beginning to end. 12 I know that nothing is better for them than to rejoice, and to do good in their lives.”

NKJV Ecclesiastes 3:11-12; KJV Ecclesiastes 3:11-12

God has made everything beautiful. Everything has its time. God’s ways are unfathomable; that is why we have to adjust ourselves to His timing and not our own. It is not an easy thing to do. While waiting on His answers we should always be about doing good and finding happiness in small things. Be HAPPY, Do GOOD! 

Read Ecclesiastes 3

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Wisdom of men vs. Power of God

“That your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God.”

KJV 1 Corinthians 2:5; NIV 1 Corinthians 2:5

Put your trust in God. He is powerful and mighty. Our Faith should stand in Him and Him alone. Love people, but do not lean on their wisdom. God’s wisdom IS the light to our path. Turn to Him for all your needs.

1 Corinthians 2

1 Corinthians 2:5