Text: Psalm 34-36
As I read my Bible, I keep a pencil handy, underlining verses that catch my eye. Then, I go back and consider why and ask the Lord what He might be saying. Psalm 34:7 is underlined in my Bible:
The angel of the Lord encampsaround those who fear him, and delivers them.
I have heard it said that if we fear the Lord we ought to fear no others. To fear Him is to understand that He is indeed powerful and sovereign, and even dangerous. Of course, He is also good, and He loves us. When we are in that place of holding Him in awe – and fear – we are in absolute safety. No enemy can prevail when we are in the refuge of our great God and King. The image is beautiful here – I am able to sleep in safety in my “camp”, knowing that His angel is always outside protecting me. If any enemy might approach, I will be safe.
So, the question of this hour is, “What do I fear?” When I think of that question, my list begins to grow of concerns for loved ones and worries of the day. But, if my answer is, “I fear the Lord”, then my list is completed with just that one entry. Beyond Him, I can claim, “No Fear.”
in Him, Mike