The fear (awe) of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever. Psalm 111.10
But the steadfast love of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear (are in awe of) him, and his righteousness to children’s children. Psalm 103:17
The following verse has ignited awe in me and thus I want to share with you what God has done for me lately.
Come and hear, all you who fear God and I will tell you what he has done for me. Psalm 66:16
I don’t deny that things happen in life that can strike fear—among family, friends, church, organizations, our country, the world. But the awe of God can lead us to new ways of thinking of and responding to the givens of earthly life.
This past year God has done all kinds of wonderful things for me and life has continue to happen. The awe is that in difficult situations God seems to be easing me toward understanding and acceptance, and finally to love.
“What can you do to bring love to this situation?” I hear God asking me.
When I find myself judging, criticizing, gossiping, worrying and being anxious about things that aren’t my business, I don’t hear God at all. Maybe God only speaks through love.