“Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD; Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee in the sight of the nations. And I will do in thee that which I have not done, and whereunto I will not do any more the like, because of all thine abominations.”

Ezekiel 5:8-9

The Bible teaches that the beginning of wisdom is the fear of the Lord. This doesn’t mean hiding from God but reverently obeying Him. It implies that to truly revere God, your love for Him must be wholehearted.

Reverence means promptly following His instructions, valuing everything related to Him, and treating His things with sacred respect. It means never attributing to Him what He hasn’t said or doing what He hasn’t instructed.

Dear Christian, understanding the fear of God is crucial. As Hebrews 10:31 says, “It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.” While He is slow to anger, persistent dishonor and disregard lead to outcomes like those described in Ezekiel 5.

Imagine a life where the Lord of hosts is against you. Who can save you from the hands of the living God but Him in His mercy? Be cautious! If you haven’t fully grasped the fear of the Lord, ask the Holy Spirit to teach you. Your willingness to delay obedience reflects your love for Him and your understanding of His fear. Beware of repeatedly disregarding His words as it leads to dire consequences.


Lord, please have mercy on me! I submit to Your Holy Spirit. Teach me to love and revere You without fail. Instill in me a holy reverence and fear. Help me grasp the true meaning of fearing You.

This message serves as a powerful reminder of God’s unwavering love and guidance in our lives. May it enrich your spiritual journey, empowering you to face life’s challenges with unwavering faith. Please feel free to share your thoughts below, and for additional resources to support your spiritual growth, click here.

Wishing you a day filled with the peace that comes from trusting in God’s strength!

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