Key to his treasure

Isaiah 33:6 “He will be the sure foundation for your times, a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge; the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure.” (NIV)*

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To fear the Lord is to hold the key to his treasures of salvation, wisdom and knowledge. But…what does fear the Lord look like?

……….

To fear him is to have reverence

for who he is—

to acknowledge his position.

……….

To fear him is to respect his power

and his abilities—

so much so that I obey him.

……….

To fear him is to put him first

and honor him—

prioritize his purposes.

……….

To fear him is to learn what’s important to him

and care about his thoughts—

let go what others think.

……….

Many have held the keys to the kingdom of God (Noah, Moses, Joseph, Esther, Mary and Joseph, etc.) and known him as a sure foundation. Their lives were effective…so may mine be, too.

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*The One Year Bible, September 19, NIV, copyright 1986, Tyndale House Publishers, Wheaton, Illinois.

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About Patty Perkins

I'm Patty, writer of the devotional blog, Beside Quiet Waters. I love writing, reading, and taking long walks with my camera. I've been married to my loving husband for 31 years and we have two college-age sons. I am thankful for a place to spill ink, in hopes of encouraging others to find daily hope and inspiration in God's Word. View all posts by Patty Perkins

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