Today, we will continue on the marks of a man who knows the Lord.
1. A man who knows the Lord knows His person
In Exodus 33:18 after Moses had told the Lord that he wanted to see the Lord’s glory and the Lord told him it is impossible, the Lord offered to allow Moses to see His back part (please read Exo.34:1-7).
However, the Lord said, “I will make all my goodness pass before thee and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before thee….” However, when you see what the Lord called His name, you will discover they are a description of His person, character and nature. To know the Lord is to know and be fully aware that there is a goodness, severe, and fearful side of Him (2Cor. 5:10-11; Heb. 12:28-29; 1Cor. 10:1-12). To know the Lord is to know that the same person who calls Himself a Lamb is also a Lion.
2. The man who knows the Lord will be faithful to the covenants of God; he understands the covenants and their implications. He will not allow the enemy to corrupt him by flattery and so will not act wickedly against the Lord (Daniel 11:32a).
3. The man who knows the Lord will fear Him
To fear the Lord is to have a deep, holy reference for the Lord and everything that belongs to the Him
David the king knew the Lord, but when the matter of Uriah came up in 2Samuel 11, the Lord turned against him and handed over judgment to him. From that point, he began to see God from another perspective. When he counted Israel again and the Lord destroyed Israel because of him, the Bible says he could not move to where the ark of covenant was because he was afraid of the angel of the Lord.
When the ark killed somebody in his presence, he saw a different side of the ark. This is the fear of the Lord. Not that a man is unnecessarily afraid of Him, but you know His character so well that even though He is a merciful God, you don’t take Him for granted.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to live to cultivate a heart that fear and reverence the Lord in all my ways. Amen.
Bible in a year: Ezra 7:1-8:20, 1 Corinthians 4:1-21, Psalm 30:1-12, Proverbs 20:28-30