Yesterday, I started sharing with you on the marks of a man that knows the Lord. We’ll continue from there today.
6.The 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 was impossible, the Lord offered to allow Moses see His back (please read Exo.34:l –7). To know the Lord is to know and be fully aware that there is a goodness, severity, and fearful side of Him (2Cor. 5:10 – 11; Heb. 12:28 – 29; 1 Cor. 10:1 –12). To know the Lord is to know that the same person who calls Himself a Lamb is also a Lion.
7.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).
8.The man who knows the Lord will fear Him: To fear the Lord is to have a deep holy reverence for Him and everything that belongs to the Him. David the king knew the Lord, but when the matter of Uriah came up in 2 Samuel 11, the Lord turned against him and handed over judgment to him. From that point, he began to see God from another point of view. His perspective of God changed! This is the fear of the Lord. Not that a man is unnecessarily afraid of God, but that he knows God’s character enough to know that even though He is a merciful God, He is not one to be taken for granted.
PRAYER: Lord, help me to have and cultivate a heart that fears and reverences the Lord in all my ways in Jesus’ name. Amen.
BIBLE IN A YEAR: Genesis 44:1-45:28, Matthew 14:13-36, Psalm 18:37-50, Proverbs 4:11-13