What does the Bible say regarding fearing God? It says in Proverbs 1:7 that “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.” To be wise we must fear God first. It’s the first step toward attaining godly wisdom. And what is godly wisdom? Simply put, it is wisdom that brings us to a deeper knowledge and understanding of who God is and how He wants us to live our lives. But what does fear have to do with it?
One of the most remarkable verses in scripture tells us that “without faith it is impossible to please Him [God], for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Clearly, we can see what a high value God places on faith. So much that not only will God be pleased when we exercise faith, but He will also reward our faith!
Do you ever get discouraged when you observe people who don’t care for anyone other than themselves seemingly experiencing continued success? Then there are the nameless masses who often go unnoticed, whose random acts of kindness appear unrewarded or unrecognized. It gets even more discouraging when it seems that God isn't paying attention either.