Friday, September 11, 2015

A day of fear

September 11

Daily Bible Reading: Proverbs 19 – 20

Verse of the Day: Proverbs 19:23 – “The fear of Jehovah tendeth to life; And he that hath it shall abide satisfied; He shall not be visited with evil.”

For most Americans, this day brings back memories of great fear and dread. This day stands in the minds of America as a day when our confidence in ourselves was shaken. Following the attacks on the Twin Towers and the Pentagon, people filled churches and sought out answers for assurance.

The Hebrew word used here for fear (yir'âh) carries the meanings of fear, terror, an awesome or terrifying thing (object causing fear). When used with God, it carries the view of awe, respect, reverence, or piety. 

We spend our days in fear – but is it terror of terrifying things; or is it fear of God, respect, reverence, and awe.

Prayer: May the meditations of my heart be on the awe and reverence that You alone deserve Gracious God. Amen.

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