from Jan Ross
Thursday, December 7, 2000
"By mercy and truth iniquity
is purged: and by the fear of the LORD men
depart from evil." (Proverbs 16:6)
Have you ever wondered why there seems to be so much evil in the
today? According to today's verse, the answer is simple:
There is no fear
of the Lord!
The "fear of God" referred to here indicates much more
than reverential awe and respect. The Psalmist tells us in Psalm
25:14 that we can't receive the full revelation of God's covenant
until his fear is deeply rooted in us: "The secret of the
Lord is with them that fear him; and he will shew them his
covenant". This verse connects an understanding of the
covenant with the fear of God. In short, all revelation is tied to
his holy fear.
Mankind cannot truly "fear" God until they know Him and
Because this age we live in is so self-centered, self-sufficient,
self-serving, few are found that truly set their heart to KNOW God
reveals Himself to us in His Word.
Is your heart set to KNOW God? Do you long to know and
covenants? Is your desire for Him stronger than your desire
this world can offer? If so, you can truly say that you
"fear God" and
have departed from evil.
Separation . . . Consecration . . . Desire! These three
things will open
the door to an ever-increasing revelation of Who He Is!
Seek Him . . . Serve Him . . . Love Him! He's worthy!
Father, my desire for You is growing day by day as I spend time
with You in a loving relationship with You. Lord help me to
further consecrate my life for Your use . . . may I be a vessel
fit for use by You! Lord, teach me
your Word . . . teach me Your ways . . . help me to understand the
depth of Your love shown through Your covenants, your promises,
your Word! I am like a child eager to learn from You!
Teach me, Father, till this world
has no more hold on me and I am totally Yours in every way! Father
you with my whole heart! Amen!