Intimacy And Reverent Respect Brings God’s Secret Counsel.

In the first blush of our “Born-Again” experience, there is nothing this side of heaven that can compare to the intimacy our Lord Jesus gives to us at that time. His love surrounds us and speaks to every part of our being. We experience newest of life that we have never known. There is nothing that can taint our place in Him.

In life, addictions are the result of a horrendous need for unconditional love. Addicts all suffer from that first rush that takes them to a place of euphoria. From then on, they try in vain to get that first rush back again. They have bought into the god of this world’s lie (2 Cor. 4:4) and live in constant torment. Satan loves to counterfeit Jesus’ ways.

We have tasted of Jesus’ love and it results in our willingness to love others as He loves them; much like an addict in pursuit, we fear to lose that intimacy which is our birthright.

 

Who is the man that fears the Lord?  Him shall He teach in the way He chooses. He himself shall dwell in goodness, and his descendants shall inherit the earth. The secret of the Lord is with those who fear him, and He will show them His covenant. My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for He shall pluck my feet out of the net. Psalm 25:12-15.

In every generation, godly men/women have practiced the fear (reverent respect) of the Lord. From the Scriptures we learn that the fear of the Lord is “clean and enduring forever” (Ps. 19:9).

It can be learned (ps.34:11). It is the “beginning of wisdom” and the “beginning of knowledge” (ps.111:10, Prov. 1:7).

In this present psalm several promises are revealed to the person who fears (Has reverential respect) for the Lord.

  • Guidance: “Him shall He teach in the way He chooses” (Ps.25:12)
  • Spiritual prosperity: “He himself shall dwell in prosperity” (goodness) (V.13)
  • Future posterity: “his descendants shall inherit the earth” (V.13)
  • Divine confidant: “the secret of the Lord is with (them)” (v.14)
  • Covenant: “He will show them His covenant” (v.14)
  • Deliverance: “He shall pluck my feet out of the net” (V.15)

God reveals His secret counsel in close friendships, as He did to Abraham who feared the Lord (Gen. 18:17-19), and as He did to the Apostles (John 15:15).

 

 

 

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