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Psalm 37:23 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.”
Psalm 25:14 “The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his covenant.”
To Fear the Lord is to have great respect, honour, reverence, faith, love and obedience unto Him. The will of God is revealed to those that fear the Lord. Why would God ever reveal His perfect will to those that are half-hearted, indifferent, and nominal toward the things of the Lord? Why would God ever take anyone seriously with their prayers if they do not demonstrate any fear unto Him? God will take you seriously when you begin to take Him seriously. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Before any decision take time to decide to fear the Lord!
God’s will was not hidden from Abraham “And the LORD said, Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do.” Genesis 18:17
Question: Why did God reveal His will to Abraham and not hide it from Him?
Answer: Abraham Feared God
1. He demonstrated Obedience & Faith
Genesis 12:1 “Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee:”
Genesis 12:4 “So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him;”
• He was quick to obey without question
• He left his comfort zone and trusted God
2. He demonstrated Submission & Honour
Genesis 18:19 “For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD...”
• He was known by God!
• He honoured God and submitted to him by teaching others to also fear God.
3. He demonstrated Reverence & Respect
Genesis 18:27 “And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which am but dust and ashes:”
• He knew his humble state before a Holy God, and maintained his respect for God whilst speaking with Him.
4. He demonstrated Love & Sacrifice
Genesis 22:2 “And he said, Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest...”
Genesis 22:12 “And he said, Lay not thine hand upon the lad, neither do thou any thing unto him: for now I know that thou fearest God, seeing thou hast not withheld thy son, thine only son from me.
“The secret of the LORD is with them that fear him…”
In Christ Alone,
C Haddad - Galatians 2:20
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