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He Shall Be Your Fear

October 12, 2018

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He Shall Be Your Fear

Because our knowledge can be very limited — and our life experiences  rather puzzling — many people develop fears  and superstitions  that are really totally unfounded.      It can be very difficult  to convince them  that their fears and superstitions are unreasonable,  so they defiantly continue dreading the things  in their imaginations.

Sometimes it is a strong enemy  that one fears.     Trembling,  one imagines all sorts  of scenarios  that could take place  if the enemy were  to conquer.     Back in the days  of the prophet Isaiah,  the people were fearful  of their enemies.     But,  in Isaiah 8:13-14,  God had this to say  to His people,

It is  the LORD of hosts  whom you should  regard as holy.    
And He shall be  your fear,    
And He shall be  your dread.    
Then  He shall become  a sanctuary…  

When there is a strong enemy  threatening  to do one in,  we are not  to center  on our fears,  as if this enemy  was a real  “god”  of sorts.     These so-called  “gods”  in this world are nothing more  than human beings,  who will all be facing  the LORD God  in judgment.

We need  to face reality.     Only the LORD  is the true God.     There is no other lord or god anywhere  that has any real power.     So,  we should not be trembling  over enemies and superstitions  that are puffed up  with pretentious powers.     The eternal power  of the LORD  will defeat  and judge them all.

In truth,  there is only one  everyone should fear — and that is the LORD God Almighty.     We need  to respect and fear everything He says,  because He will be judging  our every thought,  intention,  and action.     The LORD is the only one  with power  over life and death — the only one  with power  to send us to hell  or  through the gates  of heaven.

The most awesome thing  about respecting and fearing the LORD  is that,  when we do,  He becomes our sanctuary.     When we honor God  with respect,  His tender love  stoops down  to comfort  and protect us.     Then He brings us  to our salvation.

If we want God  for our sanctuary,  we must start respecting  and fearing  His authority  to judge  and save us.     We must remember  how faithfully  God has loved us  in Christ Jesus,  our Savior.     Jesus’ suffering,  death  and resurrection  is our sanctuary  in every situation.     And so,  we rejoice.

Coming   to the peace  of living  in God’s protective care,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     Lord,  Your love and holiness are awesome.     Thank You  for coming  to help us all.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional to glorify the LORD of lords and God of gods

 

Pray for our country.

 

This is the day which the LORD has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24

 

The word of the LORD is tried;
He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.
Psalm 18:30

 

Sing for joy in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;
Praise is becoming  to the upright.
Psalm 33:1

How blessed are those  who dwell in Thy house!
They are ever praising Thee.
Psalm 84:4

 

Just as a father has compassion  on his children,
So the LORD has compassion on those who fear Him.
Psalm 103:13

 

Oh give thanks to the LORD,  for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.
Psalm 107:1

 

Glory in His holy name;
Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.
Psalm 105:3

 

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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