Day 4 | February Devotional from Psalms - "The Only Fear You Need"

Monday, February 04, 2019 Bryan Hudson 0 Comments

Psalms 19:9, “The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever.”

There is “good” fear and “bad” fear. Bad fear is feeling a sense of terror or doom. This kind of fear is expectation of danger and harm. Most fears are imagined, but some are real. The only good thing about bad fear is that you are motivated to take action to avoid danger. Driving in snow and ice produces a healthy kind of fear that keeps you alert and cautious.

On the other hand, the fear of the Lord is “good.” Good fear is a dread of displeasing the Lord. It is a mindset that says, “I want to please God and not allow my actions to bring Him displeasure.” Honor and godly fear are foundational to living a victorious life. Authority flows in a line, or what the military calls a “chain of command.”

Those who function in the fear of God place a high value on having a right relationship with God and people with whom they relate. They are “clean” or “pure,” not only because foul things are removed. They are clean/pure because it has already been decided.

Reflection Question: How is the  “clean” fear of the Lord helping to change your life and please God?

My Action Item Based on Understanding: