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That You May Be Feared

September 20, 2016

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That You May Be Feared

These days,  there are instances  when teachers,  parents,  police,  and others  in positions  of authority  are not respected  for their position.     There are even those who arrogantly refuse  to respect  and fear  the LORD God Almighty,  denying the fact  that He alone  is our Creator,  Redeemer,  and Judge for all eternity.

But,  the psalmist did respect  and fear the LORD  for His almighty love  and authority.     He wrote  in Psalm 130:1-4,

Out  of the depths  I have cried  to You,  O LORD.
Lord,  hear my voice!  

Let Your ears  be attentive
To the voice  of my supplications.  

If You, LORD,  should mark iniquities,
O Lord,  who could stand?  

But  there is forgiveness  with You,
That You may be feared.

Instead of depending  on mankind  to be his help,  the psalmist  totally looked  to the LORD  for help.     He had no doubts  about God’s authority  over every single bit  of his life.     God allows us  to live  from day to day.     He alone  has the authority  to judge  our every thought  and action  —  and then either forgive our sins  or send us  to eternal damnation.

That authority needs  to be respected  and feared.     It is awfully foolish  to refuse  to confess our sins  and ask for forgiveness,  when God has the power  to forgive  according to our faith  in Jesus Christ.

God’s loving forgiveness  deserves our love  in return  —  and our respect and fear.     In joyful love,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for washing away all our sins  in the shed blood  of Christ Jesus.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

Pray for our country.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect,   but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that  for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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