MORNINGTIME 4086by Benjamin Munsell on August 29, 2022
And he set Judges in the land throughout all the fenced cities of Judah, city by city, And said to the Judges, Take heed what ye do: for ye judge not for man, (with the ways and laws of man for they are fallible), but for the Lord, (Whose ways are Pure, Righteous and Holy), who is with you in the Judgment. Wherefore now let THE FEAR OF THE LORD be upon you; take heed and do it: for there is no iniquity with the Lord our God, nor respect of persons, nor taking of gifts, (He doesn't take bribes to sway His Decisions). And he charged them, saying, Thus shall ye do in the Fear of the Lord, Faithfully, and with a Perfect Heart. 2 Chronicles 19:5-7,9. The FEAR of the Lord here is "Respect, Reverence, Piety" towards the Lord. It is to Know that the Lord God Almighty is Holy, Pure and Just in all He says and does. And to have such a Respect for Who He Is that your Love for Him Commands your Perfect Obedience with a Heartfelt Desire to do it His Way, no matter what the cost. It's to Understand that whatever He Wants and Decides is the Perfect Way, the Best Way to do whatever He Decides. This Godly Fear is so wrapped up in your Love for Him and His Love for you that even the thought of getting it wrong and displeasing the Lord hurts you to your Heart. To Fear the Lord is to Know that He WILL take care of your enemies, AND ALSO, He will take care of you. Keep in mind, He is no respecter of persons, sinner or saved. He will deal with sin equally, saved or sinner, it makes no difference. But to be Saved and Fear the Lord brings a Heartfelt Peace into your Life no matter what situations or circumstances you're facing. Throw in a continual Joy that passes understanding and that gives a continual Holy and Reverent "Fear" of the Lord the world cannot comprehend. The world knows Fear as Terror. The Believer knows Fear as a Holy Righteous God Who takes care of His Own. The Lord is Huge and Terrible to a lost person. To the Believer, HE'S MY GOD and I will Eternally, Be Blessed.