The fear of God brings blessings
Key verse: Psalms 112:1-3
1 Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments. 2 His seed shall be mighty upon earth: the generation of the upright shall be blessed. 3 Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his righteousness endureth for ever.
Read: Job 42:12-16
It is important for man to understand that there is nothing a ram tied to a stake can do to its owner. No matter how a man feels towards God, there is nothing he can do to affect God one bit. It is therefore wise to fear God who can kill or make alive without Him suffering any consequence. Many people are full of grumblings and at the end denies themselves of the benefits embedded in submitting unto God. Those who grumble deny God and as a result separate themselves from Him. But everyone who knows God fairly understands that God should be revered and that it is in reverencing Him that salvation comes in whatever the circumstance the person is. It does not matter what the devil is putting you through, when God comes through for you, the whole world will marvel.
There was a man in scripture called Job. Interestingly he was counted righteous in his generation. Yet the devil got him buffeted to the last extent. He lost children, possession and health. He became a mockery of his acquaintances and a pity of his former self. Even his wife preferred to become a widow, perhaps that she may remarry and move on. But Job feared the Lord and would not in any way deny Him. Rather, he delighted in the commandments of God still. When God came through for him, he was blessed much more than all he lost; his daughters were the most beautiful in the land; he lived to see four generations after his restoration; and his righteousness, many generations are still reading about until this day as it endures.
What is it that you are going through that wants to make you doubt God’s power? It is perhaps a set up for your promotion. Those who were smitten in the past and died in the process did not diminish the stature of God. Please do not be like them. Rather, stay on the path of wisdom: fear God and be sure to be blessed of Him. He never denies Himself. Whatever is written of Him is settled by Him. Your latter end shall be better than your former. God is coming through for you now as you fear Him henceforth, in Jesus name.
Pray: Father, help me to fear you for the rest of my life that I may be blessed forever in Jesus name.