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How Does Fearing God Bring Prosperity? Psalm 25:12 - 05/15/2013
If you fear God you will keep out of trouble with him and society at large but can you actually get ahead in this world by the fear of God? "Who, then, are those who fear the Lord? The Lord will instruct them in the ways they should choose. They will spend their days in prosperity and their descendants will inherit the land." Psalm 25:12-13, NIV. FEAR The fear of God is a complicated issue. On one hand we should love God and have a sense of gratitude for our lives and his blessings. On the other he is really, really, REALLY powerful and awesome. He creates and gives life so also he can destroy and take life. His love of mankind has caused him to be merciful toward mankind. This fear is not the panicked terror of a nightmare but it is a reverential respect and a sense of gratitude for his mercy.  We should acknowledge he has power to punish wrongs, and as the Perfect Justice he must. We should also acknowledge it is by his mercy and patience with us that we are here. INSTRUCT Instruct means to give correct teaching; it has the idea of the boss giving the workers their orders for the day. God would teach us the way we should go through life. He has provided us the tools to receive that instruction in our intelligent minds, the Bible, the Holy Spirit, and the counsel of wise men. A stranger does not instruct, the one who instructs must have your respect and obedience. The one who teaches must have some way of communicating with the pupil. God must be known personally to rec...

How Does Fearing God Bring Prosperity? Psalm 25:12



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