Come, O children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
The writer of this passage in the psalm is confidant in their ability to instruct another on how to deeply reverence the LORD. I think this is a strong statement and there is a lot to live up to for one to say this. I believe that someone’s life can best instruct another on how to fear the LORD. I envision that teaching someone to fear the LORD requires much humility and integrity and spiritual fruit. As I reflect on this passage and the principles that have been taught in this psalm, I can see how teaching someone the fear of the LORD involves teaching them to pray and seek the LORD with all diligence. I think it also involves stressing to someone that being pure of heart is also integral to communing with ELOHIM to receive and live with the fear of the LORD.
In 2015, I wrote a book called, Prayer BLUEprint™: The Experience, to provide basic understanding regarding prayer and to share part of my testimony.
I taught fundamentals of prayer using the lifestyle of patriarchs and matriarchs of faith in scripture like Daniel, Prophetess Anna and Jesus Christ. I love prayer and intercession and am called to it. Others ask me to pray for them and ask me how to pray. I am aware that a lot of the difficulty that I have in prayer is because I am called to it. Nonetheless, I never drew the correlation that through prayer I am teaching others the fear of the LORD. I can see why there is conflict and disruption from the enemy and my flesh against consistency in my early morning prayer time. I am confident that I will overcome and will be consistent in prayer and intercession and other Christian disciplines. I am confident that the LORD will empower me with humility, integrity and much spiritual fruit. I am leaning on the LORD and the Almighty is giving me the ability and desire to do his good will and pleasure.
The LORD has blessed me with a godchildren. The greatest inheritance that I have to offer my godchildren is that which is in God’s kingdom. If it is the LORD’s will for me to have children, I want to do my part to ensure that they, too, access their inheritance in the kingdom of God. Lastly, any soul that ELOHIM allows me to mentor, disciple and/or lead will also be guided in how to access their inheritance. The LORD Jesus Christ is every good thing we need and He has every good thing we need.
LORD Almighty, I come to You in the precious Name of the LORD Jesus Christ. My soul is bowed before You. Today, in my reflection of this passage I was able to see another reason why You have cultivated a passion for intercession and prayer in me. I and Your children that You’ve created need to deeply reverence You in all that we do. Thank You for refraining from using destruction and devastation to teach us. LORD, I ask that you allow great desire and devotion to rise within us so that we can do Your good will and pleasure. Thank You for speaking to us in ways that we can hear and understand You. Thank You for being patient with us and loving us in Your truth. We honor those whose lives teach us to fear You, LORD. Bless them in every way. Amen.
written by Myrina K. Robinson
Duke Divinity School MDiv 2022
Guest Blogger for BWET Blog
Words of wisdom to live by from our Senior Leader, Bishop Earnest E. Robinson, Sr. and other guest writers.