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That Which Produces Reverence for You

November 29, 2016

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That Which Produces Reverence for You

As we look around  at today’s world,  there’s not much  for “reverence”.      It seems  like a sign  of the end days.     These days,  people seem  to glory  in everything irreverent  —  the more the better  to their liking.

Psalm 119:38  has a special plea  for sinful people.     It prays,

Establish  Your word  to Your servant,
As that which produces reverence  for You.

One might wonder  if anyone prays that today.     People might avoid  such a prayer  because the Hebrew meaning behind the word “reverence”  means terror,  fear,  respect,  piety.     Whoa!     People don’t want  to be in terror  of anything.     People don’t want  to fear anything.     Nor do people these days want  to have  respect  or piety.     These days,  everybody just wants to do their own thing  and have their own way.

But,  if we are  in any way desiring an eternity  in heaven,  we definitely need  to have God  “establish Your word  to Your servant.”     If we don’t know  —  and respect  —  the truths  in God’s word,  we don’t know  one single thing  about salvation  through faith  in Christ Jesus  —  we don’t know anything  about how God  kept His promises  over thousands of years  to give us a Savior  from sin.

If we are not established  in God’s word,  we are unable  to have “reverence”  for the fact  that God created us,  sustains all things  in creation,  and will be our only Judge  for all eternity.

That’s missing out  on a whole lot.

We need  to know God’s word  well enough  to have an honest “reverence”  for Him  —  that is terror,  fear,  respect,  and piety.     Having all that,  we will have a deep  and honest love  for our LORD and Savior  —  because He has so wondrously loved us  in the suffering,  death,  and resurrection  of Christ Jesus.

In “reverence”  for God’s faithful love,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for leading us  to Your saving love  and for protecting us  from the foolish ways  of this world.”

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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