Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Fear of the Lord

Miners tunnel through the rock 
and bring earth's secrets to light. 
But where, oh where, will they find Wisdom? 
Mortals don't have a clue, 
haven't the slightest idea where to look.
It can't be found by looking, no matter 
how deep you dig, no matter how high you fly.
God alone knows the way to Wisdom, 
He addressed the human race: 
Here it is! Fear-of-the-Lord—
that's Wisdom... Job 28

Not too difficult to figure out 
why our world is so messed up.
There is no wisdom outside of Christ.
Not a micro morsel.
On this first morning of 2012, I am asking the Lord 
to awaken my sense of fear.
The right kind, the only kind.
The kind that leads to wisdom.
Would fear of anything else fall off!
"Let the love you have for Him 
cast out the fear you have for yourself."  Fenelon

Lord, would Your mercy fall on us.
Mercy mercy mercy 
over Your people, over this nation.
I am asking that You awaken the
"fear of the Lord" in Your people.
That 2012 would be off and running 
with wisdom as our foundation.
And that wisdom would proclaim, 
"Behold, regardless of what you see, 
what you hear and what you feel, 
2012 brings a message of Good News!"
Covered by mercy, 
grounded in the fear of the Lord,
recipients of Good News.
Oh 2012, you will be a very Good Year!

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