Mid Afternoon Meditation 12-21-16

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I sought the Lord, and He heard me,
And delivered me from all my fears.
They looked to Him and were radiant,
And their faces were not ashamed.
This poor man cried out, and the Lord heard him,
And saved him out of all his troubles.
The angel[a] of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him,
And delivers them.

Oh, taste and see that the Lord is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints!
There is no want to those who fear Him.
10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.

11 Come, you children, listen to me;
I will teach you the fear of the Lord.

This just blows my mind. In seeking Him and listening to Him verse 11 teaches us we will learn to fear the Lord. Verse 4 teaches us that in seeking Him we will be delivered from all of our fears! How does that work?

6 thoughts on “Mid Afternoon Meditation 12-21-16

  1. Thanks you for sharing your comments that reinforce what the Word of God speaks so clearly and so simply yet so profoundly. I love the accompanying photo which projects the power of an explosive volcano yet at the same time the delicate beauty of a flower unfolding tenderly. How like our breathtakingly beautiful God.

  2. Long years ago before I knew the Lord like I do now, I was terrified of God, truly. Eventually I heard teaching that clarified “fear”–for believers, I’m told it means “reverence” (honor, obey, etc), not to “be afraid”. No loving father wants his kids to be afraid of him–parents who instill fear of them in their kids will regret it, as not only do people not love those they fear, the respect will go too, replaced by bitterness. But when you are loved by a good, good Father–and He heals you so that you can return that love to Him–you never want to disappoint Him, so obedience and honor are easy; and you know you don’t ever have to approach Him in fear–He won’t beat you up, no matter what stupid selfish thing you managed to do. He just loves you back onto the right path. I think I’m rambling–it’s 1:16 am….

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