The Fear of THE LORD: Part 14

Walking in The Fear of THE LORD is Sacred and as a result, we are able to walk in FATHER’S Wisdom!

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in 1st Corinthians chapter 1:

17   For Christ did not send me to baptize, but to preach the gospel, not with wisdom of words, lest the cross of Christ should be made of no effect.

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.

19 For it is written: “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise, And bring to nothing the understanding of the prudent.”

I now marvel at the blindness of the world and their foolishness in believing those who speak by the world’s wisdom and understanding.  This deception is how the adversary keeps people enslaved.  FATHER’S Word will set the captives free if they will submit to the Fear of THE LORD.  After all, FATHER has the power to wipe us all out in a nanosecond if HE were not Love.  Who else has such power?

Paul continues in chapter 2:

1   And I, brethren, when I came to you, did not come with excellence of speech or of wisdom declaring to you the testimony of God.

2 For I determined not to know anything among you except Jesus Christ and Him crucified.

3 I was with you in weakness, in fear, and in much trembling.

4 And my speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power,

5 that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

Said another way:

1 My brothers and sisters, when I first came to proclaim to you the Secrets of God, I refused to come as an expert, trying to impress you with my eloquent speech and lofty wisdom.

2 For while I was with you I was determined to be consumed with one topic—Jesus, the crucified Messiah.

3 I stood before you feeling inadequate, filled with reverence for God, and trembling under the sense of the importance of my words.

4 The message I preached and how I preached it was not an attempt to sway you with persuasive arguments but to prove to you the almighty power of God’s Holy Spirit.

5 For God intended that your faith not be established on man’s wisdom but by trusting in His Almighty power.

I am not an expert in anything, but I am a student of all.  Early in my business career, I was a bank officer in the state’s largest bank.  I decided that I should pursue an MBA to enhance my career.  FATHER spoke to me and said, “You don’t need it.”  The desire went away.  I found that HIS anointing and favor were better than any further education.  I simply pursued my calling based on being led by The Holy Spirit.  Did I make mistakes along the way?  Yes, but HIS grace and mercy were more than sufficient.  I repented often.

I am not an eloquent speaker nor am I an accomplished writer.  It is by HIS SPIRIT that I am able to write to you.  Some days, I have no leading.  Once I began to worship HIM and study, The Holy Spirit will guide me in that day’s communication to you.  I take no credit.

I have the same concern for our brothers and sisters as seen in Paul’s writings.  He was known as THE expert among the Pharisees.  His education was second to none.  However, he finally realized the inadequacy of his past endeavors.  Once he encountered the Fear of THE LORD, everything changed.  He became a new creation in Christ.

Surrender to THE LORD GOD ALMIGHTY and walk in The Fear of THE LORD.  When you do, HIS Treasure will open up to you and give you access.

HE will be your constant Source of stability in changing times, and out of HIS abundant Love HE gives you the riches of salvation, Wisdom, and knowledge. Yes, the Fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure!

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