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All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth Psalms 25:10-18

All the paths of the LORD are mercy and truth, To such as keep His covenant and His testimonies. For Your name's sake, O LORD, Pardon my iniquity, for it is great.

Who is the man that fears the LORD? Him shall He teach in the way He chooses. He himself shall dwell in prosperity, And his descendants shall inherit the earth. The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant.

My eyes are ever toward the LORD, For He shall pluck my feet out of the net. Turn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me, For I am desolate and afflicted. The troubles of my heart have enlarged; Bring me out of my distresses. Look on my affliction and my pain, And forgive all my sins.

Who is the man that fears the LORD? “ Definition of fear from the Merriam-Webster Dictionary

1 : an unpleasant often strong emotion caused by anticipation or awareness of danger

2 : anxious concern : solicitude

3 : profound reverence and awe especially toward God

4 : reason for alarm : danger

Man focuses on those definitions that involve danger and alarm, but Scripture uses that third definition 'profound reverence and awe especially toward God.' But does my profound reverence and awe contain elements of an awareness of danger, solicitude, and danger? Absolutely! After all, we are considering YAHWAH, the I AM WHOM I AM. It begins there and then morphs into reverence and awe. As that transformation progresses, we begin to sense that love that emanates from the LORD, God, the Almighty until it becomes the central emotion.

Reading

Morning Psalm 127, Noon Psalm 119:153-160, Evening Psalm 66

John Nunnikhoven

John Nunnikhoven is a member of The Fellowship of Ailbe and has begun working toward what, Lord willing, will become a re-awakening of the Church as a body directed into living the Kingdom in the here and now as it awaits the yet to come.
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