Tag: reverence

Jesus: Reverent and Obedient!

Scripture reading for October 18th:  Isaiah 60-63, Hebrews 5

Key Scriptures: Hebrews 5:7-9 “In the days of His flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to Him who was able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverence.  Although He was a son, He learned obedience through what He suffered.  And being made perfect, He became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey Him.”   

Jesus Christ, our High Priest, was a man of prayer during His time on the earth.  He was reverent before His Father, learning obedience through what He suffered.  His total obedience to His Father made Him perfect as our source of eternal salvation.  He lives forever to intercede for us.

Isaiah 60:1-2 “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord has risen upon you.  For behold, darkness shall cover the earth, and thick darkness the peoples; but the Lord will arise upon you, and His glory will be seen upon you.”  

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, thank You for coming to earth as light from the Father and showing us Your glory.  Thank You for Your reverence and perfect obedience.  Help me to follow Your example.  Amen.

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One King, all Knowing!

Scripture reading for April 6th:  1st Samuel 10-12, John 2

Key Scriptures: John 2:23-25  “Now when He was in Jerusalem at the Passover Feast, many believed in His Name when they saw the signs that He was doing.  But Jesus on His part did not entrust Himself to them, because He knew all people and needed no one to bear witness about man, for He Himself knew what was in man.”

Jesus was with crowds of people and many came to Him because of the miraculous signs He was doing.  But Jesus was cautious about revealing Himself to men.  He knew what was in the heart of each person and the plans God had laid out.  Jesus had no fear of man!

1st Samuel 12:17-18 “Is it not wheat harvest today?  I will call upon the Lord, that He may send thunder and rain.  And you shall know and see that your wickedness is great, which you have done in the sight of the Lord, in asking for yourselves a king.”  So Samuel called upon the Lord, and the Lord sent thunder and rain that day, and all the people greatly feared the Lord and Samuel.”  

Prayer:  Lord, may I fear and reverence only You and Your Word!  Amen.

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The Fear of the Lord!

Scripture reading for January 31st:  Leviticus 6-10

Key Scriptures:  Leviticus 10:1-3  “Aaron’s sons Nadab and Abihu took their censers, put fire in them and added incense; and they offered unauthorized fire before the Lord, contrary to His command.  So fire came out from the Presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord.  Moses then said to Aaron, “This is what the Lord spoke of when He said:  “Among those who approach Me, I will show Myself holy; in the sight of all the people I will be honored.””  

Our holy God demands obedience and honor among those who serve Him. These two young men were careless in coming before the Lord.  Alcohol and intoxication may have been involved. (Leviticus 10:8-10)  A healthy fear of the Lord is needed among His people to keep them from doing that which displeases Him.

Thankful for a holy fear:  The Holy Spirit is a ‘Spirit of the Fear of the Lord’.  (Isaiah 11:2-3)  “Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our “God is a consuming fire.””  (Hebrews 12:28-29)

 

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