Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom! Proverbs 9:10; Hebrews 2:14-15; 4:16

Good morning everyone,
When you fear something, do you really have a reason to fear it anyway?  God tells us that we should fear Him only!  Proverbs 9:10 tells us, 'The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.'  If you are like me, I can get in a tizy before I ever need to get in a tizy.  The same One who gave us confidence and assurance is the same One who can enable us to endure a situation that might otherwise cause us to implode.  When you feel as though you are about to unravel, ask the Holy Spirit to fill you with His power to overcome.  If you don't ask, you are going to be frustrated and rung out without any sense of 'real calmness.'  Hebrews 4:16 tells us to approach God's throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in time of need.  If you fear death, ask Him to give you the power to overcome what satan has enslaved upon you.  Hebrews 2:14-15 says, 'Since the children have flesh and blood, He too shared in their humanity so that by His death He might break the power of him who holds the power of death -that is, the devil - and free those who all their lives were held in slavery by their fear of death.'  See, if we trust Him with our life itself, death really has hold on us.  We can approach death with a whole new sense that life is continuing with the Savior!
Your brother in Christ,

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