For every genuine Christian, the fear of the Lord is inevitable if he/she must live the godly life here on earth and make it to heaven.
Isaiah prophesied in Isaiah 11:2-3 that the Spirit of the fear of the Lord would rest upon Jesus and He would delight in the fear of the Lord.
If the son of God, our perfect example, could not come to this world without the Spirit of the fear of the Lord, how can we, the followers, live without the Spirit of the fear of the Lord? Definitely it is impossible!
When we have the Spirit of the fear of the Lord, the ability to have reverential and obedient fear of the Lord is impacted to us. It makes us fear God and invariably keep His commands which the book of Ecclesiastes calls the conclusion of the whole matter and the whole duty of man (Ecclesiastes 12:13).
Proverbs 14:27 calls the fear of the Lord as a fountain of life that helps us depart from the snares of death. Solomon calls it the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 1:7) and Isaiah referred to it as a treasure (Isaiah 33:6c NLT).
When we have the reverential and obedient fear of the Lord, We find ourselves obeying Him, just because He speaks; we find ourselves seeking Him, because His beauty and holiness inspire such awe in our hearts that we cannot not pursue encounters with Him; we learn to come to Him as zealous students, seeking His instruction and accepting His Word not only as fact but also the only thing that drives our lives. Hence the Psalmist declares “Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” (Psalm 119:105 KJV).
The month of October has been declared as
Praise be to God in the highest!
Brethren, let us embrace the fear of the Lord and live for Him alone throughout this month and beyond.