Proverbs 22:4

Proverbs 22:4
“Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life.”

What does fear of the Lord mean? What does fear mean when used in this context? It’s like love, respect, honor all rolled into one (lospector?). It’s not the fear the world has of pain or death, it’s more like awe.

Humility. Micah 6:8

Isn’t our God worthy of our lospector and awe? In all things? In every part of our lives? At all times? Or, phrased another way, when isn’t He worthy of all these and more? When does He come in second to the worldly cares and possessions? Never, right?

Well, theory meets reality. We know but don’t do, because the worldly cares do take precedence over God quite often, don’t they? It’s who we are.

God knows who we are and loves us. He loves us deeply, richly, incredibly, more than we can know here on earth.

Riches.  The riches He offers are sometimes financial, but are always love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control.

Honor. Why do folks look at you like they do? Are you walking with your Lord in lospector or asking him to tag along behind you?

Life. What is living large? Ian Dury and The Blockheads had it 180 degrees wrong when they wrote that it was sex and drugs and rock and roll. It’s living in the now, walking with The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, letting Him work through you to do His work here on earth. Service. Love. Charity. They take many different forms in any place
and situation. Live in the now for life in eternity.

The wages of sin is death. The wages of lospector is the opposite. Live large.

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