Topic: Living In The Fear Of God – from Seeds of Destiny Devotional by Dr. Pastor Paul Enenche | Date: Saturday, 26 May 2018.
SCRIPTURE: The fear of the Lord tendeth to life: and he that hath it shall abide satisfied; he shall not be visited with evil. Proverb 19:23
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Whatever makes you guilty makes you vulnerable to evil.
Our anchor Scripture makes it clear that the fear of God brings satisfaction in life. The fear of God also makes a person escape evil.
Job is a practical example of someone who feared God; he was perfect in all his ways, and as a result of his fear for God, God made a hedge of protection around him (Job 1:10). This means, the fear of the Lord is a shield against the visitation of evil; the fear of the Lord establishes a Divine shield of protection around a person.
Now, what happens where the fear of the Lord is absent? Two things are imminent:
- The Absence of the fear of the LORD is the violation of the conscience
It is the absence of the fear of the Lord that establishes a person in a life of guilt. And, whatever makes you guilty makes you vulnerable to evil.
- The Absence of the fear of God makes people to hurt others without feeling
When the fear of God is absent, someone can hurt their wife, husband, sister, colleagues, etc. without feelings. The absence of the fear of God is the reason people defraud and injure others without human feelings. Where a person exists like that, he is vulnerable to destruction. Judas Iscariot, Achan and Absalom, all died because of the absence of the fear of God in their lives.
Beloved, my counsel is, ensure your conscience remains healthy; live perpetually in the fear of God.
Remember this: Whatever makes you guilty makes you vulnerable to evil.
- Maintain a conscience void of sin, guilt and offence.
- Do not hurt or defraud people.
- Live permanently in the fear of God.
PRAYER: I receive the grace to live in Your fear in order to maintain a conscience void of sin, LORD, in Jesus’ Name
FOR FURTHER UNDERSTANDING, GET THIS MESSAGE: DESTINY CAPSULE (PART 4).
DAILY BIBLE READING: 2 Samuel 9:1 to 11:27, John 15:1 to 27, Psalm 119:49 to 64, Proverbs 16:1 to 3
AMAZING FACT: When light passes through different substances, it slows down and bends (refraction). This is how a lens can focus beams onto a single point and fry an ant.
TODAY IN HISTORY: 26/05/1956 – The first trailer bank opens for business in Locust Grove, Long Island, New York. The 46-foot-long trailer took in $100,000 in deposits its first day.
QUOTE: Any step taken outside God is a step into disaster. Culled from 21 FOOLISH THINGS PEOPLE DO by Dr Paul Enenche.
Today’s devotional was written by Pastor Paul Enenche of the Dunamis International Gospel Centre (DIGC), headquartered at Abuja, Nigeria, with Pastor Paul and Becky Enenche, as the Senior Pastors. It is a power-packed arena where God’s Presence, Principles and Power are at work for the salvation, healing and restoration of human destinies and dignities