O fear the Lord, you his holy ones, for those who fear him have no want.
It’s so interesting to know just how much Psalm 34 talks about the fear of the LORD. Truly, the only thing or person that anyone should fear is ELOHIM who is able to not only destroy the body, but also the soul. More importantly, the Almighty’s majesty, love, truth, splendor and glory certainly position me and others to fear the LORD. When I think of the fear of the LORD, I consider it to be a deep reverence for God. This fear is not paralyzing like the fear of the enemy or the fear of man or the fear of the unknown. This fear is sobering and it causes one to be in awe of the character, knowledge and ways of ELOHIM. I believe that I can benefit from more of the fear of the LORD. I desire a deeper walk with the LORD for a stronger relationship between me and my Beloved. I desire to seek the LORD’s face, not the hand of the LORD. I believe the difference is knowing...
...the character of God versus obtaining things from God.
In the presence of God there is fullness of joy. The joy of the LORD is my strength. I believe that when one gets in the presence of God one can access the glory of the LORD and can receive everything that one needs. However, when one only seeks the hand of the LORD and what one can receive, they lack what sustains which is the nature of the Almighty God. In the past, I have fought to live in Christ due to the odds against me from wounds from my childhood and losses as an adult. I’m grateful to now know that I can simply take a seat as a daughter of the King and receive from the LORD because I honor and love ELOHIM.
This passage is clear that a certain benefit belongs to the holy ones that fear the LORD. That benefit is that the holy ones will have no want. Because I am on a journey of receiving the love of God as a daughter and no longer acting like an orphan my eyes and heart are open to receive good gifts and daily provision from the LORD. I have found that the grace of God empowers me to be intentional with my actions to live as a daughter as I receive and give love liberally. I also cast down and come out of agreement with opposing thoughts and vows. This process speaks to aligning to the ways of God and His kingdom. It’s been uncomfortable at times, but the more I do these things, the more alive I feel.
Adonai Shamma, please forgive me for every time that I allowed the fear of the enemy, the fear of man or the fear of the unknown to influence me and keep me fettered or paralyzed. LORD Jesus Christ, you indeed came that I might have life and that more abundantly. I desire to live abundantly and invite others to experience Your promise for the abundant life. I receive Your love. Wash me again and again and again in Your love. Fill me until I overflow with Your love until fear has no space to remain in or around me. I will abide in You and I thank You that Your Word abides in me. I am Your daughter and I know that You love me and are for me. 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.