THROUGH THE BIBLE IN THREE YEARS
What should a good sermon be about?
It should be about Jesus.
And, it should be about 20 minutes.
26 In the fear of the LORD is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
27 The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
What is "the fear" of the Lord?
It is awesome reverence for His Supreme power and character: His Holiness, omniscience and omnipotence. It is recognizing that He is above all "principalities and power," and that with Him anything is possible but without Him we can do nothing acceptable in His sight.
Notice the results of having a "fear" of the Lord.
First, it brings "strong confidence."
When we surrender ourselves to the King of Kings, then we realize that "the end of all things" rests in His perfect will.
Only He, and no other authority, determines our eternal state.
There is no fear of the circumstances of life, because all ultimately ends in perfect communion with Him.
Second, this confidence yields a "place of refuge" for God’s people who are His “children.“
Being sealed in an atmosphere of surety, we find hope and trust in the Lord.
We learn sweet peace in prayer.
We learn to rely upon the infallible inerrancy of the Scriptures.
And we learn the comfort of serving in the "body of believers."
When life deals difficult blows, we know where to find a corner of rest and “refuge.”
Third, knowing Jesus as Lord provides a "fountain of life."
Having surrendered to His will, we find there is purpose in each day.
Therefore, each day is worthy of our best efforts, even though it may present "the snares of death."
Physical death is not the end of existence, it is only a doorway to eternity.
If you have surrendered to the Supreme Holy Lord, then know that there is security, rest, and purpose for each day.
Celebrate the awesome Gift of CHRISTmas all year.
Live in "awesome reverence" for our Lord, Jesus!