How God Provides
on April 26th, 2021
Everyday with GodHow God Provides 'What God did for the widow in Elijah's day, he continues to do today for those who fear him. It may not be a miraculous provision, but he does order his providence in such a way that he cares for those who fear him. God promising provision to those who fear him does raise a question. Does he always provide? Aren't there many instances of Christians starving, part...
Enjoying His Provision
on April 23rd, 2021
Everyday with God Enjoying His Provision 'To be blessed by God is no small thing. Imagine enjoying the favor of the wealthiest person in the world. Yet all of his riches could not buy you good health if you had an incurable disease. Regardless of how wealthy or how powerful someone might be, there's always a boundary beyond which he or she cannot go. But God has no boundaries. With him nothing is ...
Ethical and Practical
on April 22nd, 2021
Everyday with God Ethical and Practical 'Wisdom is commonly defined as good judgment or the ability to develop the best course of action in response to a given situation. In the Bible, however, wisdom has a strong ethical content. For example James 3:17 says, "but the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure, then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impa...
Sources of Wonder
on April 21st, 2021
Everyday with God Sources of Wonder 'People who fear God can use their knowledge both to glorify God and to enjoy him.One day I was waiting in the examining room of an ear, nose, and throat doctor. On the wall opposite my chair was a drawing of a greatly enlarged cross section of the human ear. As I looked at the tiny bones commonly called the hammer, anvil, and stirrup, I marveled at the perfecti...
The Only Foundation for Right Perspectives
on April 20th, 2021
Everyday with GodThe Only Foundation for Right Perspectives 'Proverbs 1:7 reads in full, "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline". Knowledge as used here, is more than an accumulation of information. It involves the ability to view that information with the right perspective and to use it for its proper end. Paul for example speaks of knowledge ...
He Disciplines Those He Loves
on April 19th, 2021
Everyday with GodHe Disciplines Those He Loves In a well-ordered family, we can easily see how a healthy respect for fatherly discipline is consistent with the assurance of fatherly love. The children have a healthy respect for their father's discipline, but they are not afraid of him. They don't live in dread of either physical or emotional abuse, but they know that will-full disobedience will br...
His slave or His child?
on April 16th, 2021
Everyday with God His slave or His child? 'In the fear of God, we respect his righteous judgements, but even that aspect of fear of God should not be slavish or a servile fear. Sinclair Ferguson has made the helpful distinction between servile fear and filial fear. The word servile comes from the Latin servus which means slave, while finial is from the word filius, meaning son. Ferguson explained ...
The Creature and the Creator
on April 15th, 2021
Everyday with GodThe Creature and the Creator The familiar story of the Apostle Peter in Luke 5:1-11 is another powerful illustration of the creature's awe in the Creator's presence. Jesus was using Peter's boat as the place from which to teach the people crowding around him on the shore. When Jesus finished, he told Peter to move out into deep water and let down his nets. Peter and his partners h...
The Awe That Changes Our Lives
on April 14th, 2021
Everyday with God The Awe That Changes Our Lives 'To cultivate the fear of God, as God's people should for his glory, let's analyze it further. Is this fear of God in a mix of various emotions, or is it an attitude? Emotions are feelings that come and go, depending on external stimuli, while an attitude is more or less a settled state of mind. Into which category does fearing God belong? The answe...
In God's Presence
on April 13th, 2021
Everyday with GodIn God's Presence 'Another dimension of fearing God is the fear of his person, beginning in the awe of his person, simply because he is God. We see this in the lives of several people in Scripture including Gideon, Job, Isaiah, and Ezekiel. There is one other man in the Old Testament named Jacob, whose encounter with God we want to examine more closely to help us understand what i...
Fear of God
on April 12th, 2021
Everyday With God "There is no fear of God before their eyes." Romans 3:18 'John Murray offers a compelling reason for why Christians should fear God "the fear of God is the soul of godliness." That is, the fear of God is animating an invigorating principle of life. It is the wellspring of all godly desires and aspirations. Do you desire to be a godly person? Then you must understand and grow in t...
on April 9th, 2021
Everyday With God Awesome Indeed 'What is awe?A profound sense of awe towards God is undoubtedly the dominant element in the attitude or set of emotions that the Bible calls the fear of God. A popular definition of the fear of God is "reverential awe", and I have concluded that this is indeed a good definition. Why do we say reverential? It's to indicate that this sense of awe is specifically dire...
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