Shalom Brothers and Sisters, I wanted to share a word with you when it comes to fearing the Most High.
Proverbs 1:7-9 NLT states:
Fear of the Lord is the foundation of true knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline. My child, listen when your father corrects you. Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction. What you learn from them will crown you with grace and be a chain of honor around your neck.
Philippians 2:12-15 NLT states:
Dear friends, you always followed my instructions when I was with you. And now that I am away, it is even more important. Work hard to show the results of your salvation, obeying God with deep reverence and fear. For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases him. Do everything without complaining and arguing, so that no one can criticize you. Live clean, innocent lives as children of God, shining like bright lights in a world full of crooked and perverse people.
What is meant by fearing the Most High is in a manner of respect and reverence. We respect our parents don’t we? We are obedient to not disappoint them or make them angry where they have to punish us right? That is the same thing for the Most High. He is our Father and commands respect and reverence. I fear the Most High as I want to please him, I do not want him to punish me and I do not want to disappoint him. I fear the Most High cause ultimately he has the final decision on where I spend eternity. I feel we should all want and desire to have that kind of respect and reverence for the Most High. The Most High does not want us to be scared to the point where we cannot even come and speak to him. Worshipping him out of fear is not something he desires of us. The Most High loves us and wants us to worship him under our own free will and in spirit and in truth.
John 4:23-24 KJV states:
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.
Written by Brother Whitfield