And the Philistines yet again made a raid in the valley. And when David again inquired of God, God said to him, “You shall not go up after them; go around and come against them opposite the balsam trees. And when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then go out to battle, for God has gone out before you to strike down the army of the Philistines.” And David did as God commanded him, and they struck down the Philistine army from Gibeon to Gezer. And the fame of David went out into all lands, and the LORD brought the fear of him upon all nations.
The Philistines attacked. David asked. David listened. David obeyed as the LORD commanded. David's fame spread. The LORD, God, the Almighty brought the fear (the dread) of him upon all the nations.
My Fear of the LORD must exhibit the same components—precisely exhibit. When a difficulty/problem occurs, I must immediately ask; I must listen; I must willingly obey. Not for my glory but giving glory to the LORD. God, the Almighty. A dimension of the Fear of the LORD.
Today's readings in the Psalms:
Morning: Psalm 95
Evening: Psalm 21
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