Topic: Living in the Reverential Fear of God
[Seeds of Destiny 26 January 2019 Devotional]
Scripture: And Joseph said unto them the third day, This do, and live; for I fear God: Genesis 42:18
Thought For The Day: Reverence for God makes you a reference point on Earth.
It has been established that God distinguishes people who are dedicated to Him. Therefore, understanding dedication is key to being distinguished in life.
The question is, what is dedication? Dedication to God means living in the reverential fear of God.
Now, what does it mean to live in the referential fear of God?
It is living with Respect and Regard for God (Genesis 42:18)
Living in the reverential fear of God means living with respect and regard for God and His Laws. When you have reverential fear for God, you respect God and His Word; you do not disrespect God or His Word.
Sometime ago, there was someone who was kidnapped and while in the kidnapper’s den, the kidnappers told him, ‘Look at me; let me tell you. I do not fear God, how much more man?’ Beloved, the lack of reverential fear for God made the kidnapper to look and act like the devil. To live in the reverential fear of God means to respect and honour God. For example, allowing your phone call to interrupt your prayer life is a lack of reverential fear for God. That is, those who are not dedicated to God do not fear God, they answer phone calls, text messages and even chew gum while in church service.
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The question is, can you chew gum or answer a call when you are before the president of your nation? Some people even drop waste materials in church instead of putting them in the waste basket. Their behaviour confirms that they do not regard or respect God. Beloved, to be dedicated to God is to live in the reverential fear of God, and reverence for God makes you a reference point on earth
Remember this: Reverence for God makes you a reference point on Earth.
1.Make reverence for God the guiding principle of your life.
2.Do not respect people at the expense of God.
Prayer: O Lord, help me to reverence You in all that I do in life in Jesus’ Name.