The Fear of THE LORD: Part 21

If we will walk in the Fear of THE LORD, we will gain Spiritual understanding & revelation!

Paul wrote by The Holy Spirit in Colossians chapter 1:

9   For this reason we also, since the day we heard it, do not cease to pray for you, and to ask that you may be filled with the knowledge of His Will in all Wisdom and Spiritual understanding;

And what is the anticipated result of Paul’s prayer?

10 that you may walk worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing Him, being fruitful in every good work and increasing in the knowledge of God;

11 strengthened with all might, according to His glorious power, for all patience and longsuffering with joy;

12 giving thanks to the Father Who has qualified us to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in the light.

It is FATHER WHO qualified us to be partakers of HIS inheritance.  When did HE determine to select you and me?  Before HE formed us in the womb.  However, we have to agree to HIS selection because HE gave us free will to determine our individual paths.

16 For by Him all things were created that are in Heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him.

The critical Words in the above passage are by, through, and for.  HIS Intent is clearly stated concerning all of creation and who are the ones intended to have dominion over creation:  you and me!

It is written by THE SPIRIT in Job chapter 28:

12  “But where can Wisdom be found? And where is the place of understanding?

13 Man does not know its value, Nor is it found in the land of the living.

14 The deep says, ‘It is not in me’; And the sea says, ‘It is not with me.’

15 It cannot be purchased for gold, Nor can silver be weighed for its price.

16 It cannot be valued in the gold of Ophir, In precious onyx or sapphire.

17 Neither gold nor crystal can equal it, Nor can it be exchanged for jewelry of fine gold.

18 No mention shall be made of coral or quartz, For the price of wisdom is above rubies.

19 The topaz of Ethiopia cannot equal it, Nor can it be valued in pure gold.

20 “From where then does wisdom come? And where is the place of understanding?

21 It is hidden from the eyes of all living, And concealed from the birds of the air. 22 Destruction and Death say, ‘We have heard a report about it with our ears.’

23 God understands its way, And He knows its place.

24 For He looks to the ends of the earth, And sees under the whole heavens,

25 To establish a weight for the wind, And apportion the waters by measure.

26 When He made a law for the rain, And a path for the thunderbolt,

27 Then He saw wisdom and declared it; He prepared it, indeed, He searched it out.

28 And to man He said, ‘Behold, the Fear of the Lord, that is Wisdom, And to depart from evil is understanding.'”

Men seek understanding from observation of creation but most fail to comprehend the Source.  They lack Wisdom to discern the Source of understanding so their knowledge is always lacking and frustrating.  As we focus our attention on walking in The Fear of THE LORD, we will gain a higher level of Wisdom and understanding to navigate through this physical life and be partakers of HIS Divine Nature.

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