Tag Archive | reverence

1 John 3:2-3

Beloved, now we are children of God, and it has not appeared as yet what we will be. We know that when He appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is. And everyone who has this hope fixed on Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
1 John 3:2‭-‬3 NASB

🌹God of my eternal destiny. As Your child, who has been set free from the law through Your sacrifice Jesus, I now walk according to the Spirit who fulfills the law in me. I no longer walk according to the flesh but in the Spirit who abides in me. My body is dead because of sin but my spirit is alive because of righteousness. Your righteousness Jesus. Though I do not fully understand this I fix my hope on You, Jesus. For my sake You sanctified Yourself, that I also may be sanctified in truth.
Therefore, through my love for my Savior and by the power of His Spirit, having these promises, I will cleanse myself from all defilement of flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear and reverence of You, my holy God. Amen.
Romans 8:1-10/John 17:19/2 Corinthians 7:1 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Forever Lovingkindness

Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good,
Give thanks to the God of gods,
Give thanks to the Lord of Lords,
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.

Lord my God, You are the God of gods and the Lord of Lords. You are worthy of my reverence and obedience. You are the great, the mighty, and the awesome God! You are a good, good God and I am thankful for Your faithfulness and everlasting lovingkindness. To You be the glory forever! Amen
Deuteronomy 10:17 NASB/Psalms 100:5 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Don’t Be A Fool

And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; And to depart from evil is understanding.’ ”
Job 28:28 NASB

The fear of (reverence for) the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; A good understanding have all those who do His commandments; His praise endures forever.
Psalms 111:10 NASB

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Proverbs 9:10 NASB

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge; Fools despise wisdom and instruction.
Proverbs 1:7 NASB

God Almighty, whose praise endures forever, I bow before You. In reverence of Your Holy name I commit to reading Your Word everyday so that I may grow in wisdom and knowledge of You. I do not want to walk as the foolish do, who walk in evil without understanding, and despise wisdom and instruction. I desire to walk in the knowledge of the Holy One, my Lord. You are my understanding, God. In understanding I will strive to obey Your commandments. I do not want to be a fool. To know You is to have wisdom, knowledge and understanding.
You are the Holy One in whose name I pray amen.

🌹The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.
Ecclesiastes 12:13‭ NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Treasured Word

My foot has held fast to His path; I have kept His way and not turned aside. I have not departed from the command of His lips; I have treasured the words of His mouth more than my necessary food.
Job 23:11‭-‬12 NASB

🌹Lord God of Your Word. God of truth. Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. As I receive instruction from Your mouth, establish Your words in my heart that my heart will not turn back, and my steps will not deviate from Your way. How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth! It would still bring me comfort, and I would leap for joy, even in unrelenting pain, that I have not denied the words of the Holy One. God, I ask that You establish Your word to me, Your servant, as that which produces reverence for You. In Jesus name I pray. Amen
Psalms 119:105 NASB/Job 22:22 NASB/Psalms 44:18 NASB/Psalms 119:103‭ NASB/
Job 6:10 NASB/Psalms 119:38 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Find Us Faithful

We’re pilgrims on the journey
Of the narrow road,
And those who’ve gone before us
Line the way.
Cheering on the faithful,
Encouraging the weary,
Their lives a stirring testament
To god’s sustaining grace.

O may all who come behind us
Find us faithful,
May the fire of our devotion
Light their way.
May the footprints that we leave,
Lead them to believe,
And the lives we live
Inspire them to obey.
O may all who come behind us
Find us faithful.

Surrounded by so great
A cloud of witnesses,
Let us run the race
Not only for the prize,
But as those who’ve gone before us.
Let us leave to those behind us,
The heritage of faithfulness
Passed on thru godly lives.

O may all who come behind us
Find us faithful,
May the fire of our devotion
Light their way.
May the footprints that we leave,
Lead them to believe,
And the lives we live
Inspire them to obey.
O may all who come behind us
Find us faithful.

After all our hopes and dreams
Have come and gone,
And our children sift thru all
We’ve left behind,
May the clues that they discover,
And the mem’ries they uncover,
Become the light that leads them,
To the road we each must find.

O may all who come behind us
Find us faithful,
May the fire of our devotion
Light their way.
May the footprints that we leave,
Lead them to believe,
And the lives we live
Inspire them to obey.
O may all who come behind us
Find us faithful.

Source: Musixmatch
Songwriters: Jon Mohr
Find Us Faithful lyrics © Birdwing Music, Jonathan Mark Music

Check out the YouTube video by Steve Green: Find Us Faithful – Steve Green [With Lyrics]

🌹May those who wait for You not be ashamed through me, O Lord God of hosts; May those who seek You not be dishonored through me, O God of Israel,
Psalms 69:6 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Your Portrayed Image

“For the despairing man there should be kindness from his friend; So that he does not forsake the fear (reverence for) of the Almighty.            Job 6:14 NASB

How we relate to people around us should demonstrate our reverence for Almighty God. When you relate to people around you – by your words, facial expressions, body language – what are they seeing?

Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near.            Philippians 4:5 NASB

Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through Him to God the Father.          Colossians 3:17 NASB

🌹Whose image are you portraying?

But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.           2 Corinthians 3:18 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Name of God

For from the rising of the sun even to its setting, My name will be great among the nations,                      Malachi 1:11a NASB

If you do not listen, and if you do not take it to heart to give honor to My name,” says the Lord of hosts, “then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings; and indeed, I have cursed them already, because you are not taking it to heart.  Malachi 2:2‭ NASB

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;                       1 Peter 2:9 NASB

“My covenant with him was one of life and peace, and I gave them to him as an object of reverence; so he revered Me and stood in awe of My name. True instruction was in his mouth and unrighteousness was not found on his lips; he walked with Me in peace and uprightness, and he turned many back from iniquity. For the lips of a priest should preserve knowledge, and men should seek instruction from his mouth; for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts. Malachi 2:2‭, ‬5‭-‬7 NASB

God takes His name seriously and your role in the priesthood of the saints. We are His possession for the proclaiming of His excellencies.

How do we do this? By speaking truth from our lips, which comes by the reading and study of God’s word and walking with Him in peace and uprightness. We are the messengers of God to turn many back from iniquity, sin.

You can’t help but stand in awe of His name when walking intimately with God. And you can’t help but speak His truth when when you do.

🌹Do you stand in awe of His name?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Sanctuary

‘You shall not make for yourselves idols, nor shall you set up for yourselves an image or a sacred pillar, nor shall you place a figured stone in your land to bow down to it; for I am the Lord your God. You shall keep My sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary; I am the Lord. — Leviticus 26:1-2

Hoping you are keeping the Sabbath today and showing reverence to our Lord in His sanctuary.

20/20

Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to test you, and in order that the fear of Him may remain with you, so that you may not sin.” — Exodus 20:20

Most people have had their eyes tested at least once in their lives. Seeing 20/20 is a good thing. If the test has you seeing less than 20/20 you will probably find yourself with a prescription for glasses to improve your vision.

I found it interesting that this verse is 20:20. God desires us to see the sin in our lives for repentance and for avoidance from, to give us a reverence for Him and a real sense of judgement for sin.

The Israelites were tested in the wilderness because God wanted a humble nation whose heart was turned toward God in obedience and trust.

 You shall remember all the way which the Lord your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.  — Deuteronomy 8:2

God loves you. God wants the best for you. Testing is to make you more aware (help you see 20/20) so you may fear, revere God.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Entering God’s House

For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness;

No evil dwells with You.
The boastful shall not stand before Your eyes;
You hate all who do iniquity.
You destroy those who speak falsehood;
The Lord abhors the man of bloodshed and deceit.
But as for me, by Your abundant lovingkindness I will enter Your house,
At Your holy temple I will bow in reverence for You. — Psalm 5:4-7

Are you entering His house today in humble reverence?

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon