“Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.”
True happiness lies within a healthy fear of God.
If we do not truly fear Him, we will never be truly happy.
“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: and the knowledge of the holy is understanding.”
A fear of the Lord is where wisdom begins.
When we stand in awe of Him, having a healthy and holy reverence for Who He Is, we have the capacity to become wise through Him.
“Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.”
Happiness lies within delighting in the Word of God.
When we fear Him, we will desire to know Him. He has given us the Scriptures so that we can read and study to know Him more.
“Praise ye the LORD. Blessed is the man that feareth the LORD, that delighteth greatly in his commandments.”
Refusing to fear the Lord results in the hardening of our hearts.
As a heart hardens it becomes unaffected by sin and ignorant of the need to confess and repent. This is such a dangerous state for a person to be in.
Choose today to wisely continue to resist the hardening by strengthening your fear of the Lord, for then you can find true happiness.
“My son, if thou wilt receive my words, and hide my commandments with thee; So that thou incline thine ear unto wisdom, and apply thine heart to understanding; Yea, if thou criest after knowledge, and liftest up thy voice for understanding; If thou seekest her as silver, and searchest for her as for hid treasures; Then shalt thou understand the fear of the LORD, and find the knowledge of God. For the LORD giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.”
2 Chronicles 11-12 | 2 Thessalonians 2 | Proverbs 8
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