A Life of Blessing

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries2 Minutes

Some may think that “fearing” the Lord is an archaic concept, not appropriate for sophisticated, modern men and women. But this is a timeless truth. In fact, fearing the Lord is central to a life of blessing.

In practical terms, what does it mean to “fear the Lord”? It means that we revere Him and worship Him as God Almighty. We realize that He is our Creator: “For all the gods of the peoples are idols, but the Lord made the heavens” (Psalm 96:5).

Fearing the Lord also means realizing that He is perfect and holy—the “righteous Judge” (2 Timothy 4:8). It means not taking Him for granted but being serious about our relationship with Him.

When we truly fear the Lord, we will focus our attention on Him. We will dedicate ourselves to knowing and obeying His Word. We will submit everything to Him, seeking first His Kingdom and making it our highest aim to please Him.

However, this fear should be more than a command. It should be our desire. For the fear of the Lord leads directly to His blessing. When we commit our lives to God, He promises to pour out blessings and provide everything we need. As we seek His wisdom, He will guide and protect us.

This is foundational for a Believer: “Fear of the LORD is the foundation of true wisdom. All who obey his commandments will grow in wisdom” (Psalm 111:10 NLT).

God also promises to make us fruitful and give us productivity in everything we do. He will reward us with joy and happiness, enabling us to be content and satisfied instead of restless or troubled. We also will see blessings flow out from us, into the work we do and into the lives of those around us.

Do you want God’s blessings? Then make sure that you fear Him. Don’t take Him for granted, but make Him the center of your life. Be serious about His Word, and seek first His Kingdom.