Lesson Scriptures: Psalm 33:6-15, 18-22
Key Lesson Theme: “The Fear Of God”
Today's Lesson: Friday, December 2
Psalm 33:6-15, 18-22
6 The heavens were made by the word of the Lord,
and all the stars, by the breath of his mouth.
7 He gathers the water of the sea into a heap;
he puts the depths into storehouses.
8 Let the whole earth fear the Lord;
let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.
9 For he spoke, and it came into being;
he commanded, and it came into existence.
10 The Lord frustrates the counsel of the nations;
he thwarts the plans of the peoples.
11 The counsel of the Lord stands forever,
the plans of his heart from generation to generation.
12 Happy is the nation whose God is the Lord —
the people he has chosen to be his own possession!
13 The Lord looks down from heaven;
he observes everyone.
14 He gazes on all the inhabitants of the earth
from his dwelling place.
15 He forms the hearts of them all;
he considers all their works.
18 But look, the Lord keeps his eye on those who fear him —
those who depend on his faithful love
19 to rescue them from death
and to keep them alive in famine.
20 We wait for the Lord;
he is our help and shield.
21 For our hearts rejoice in him
because we trust in his holy name.
22 May your faithful love rest on us, Lord,
for we put our hope in you.
Live It Out
We all are afraid of something—snakes at the top of my list! So how do we face our fears—that which terrifies us. We can do so with a healthy fear of the Lord, with fear denoting an unwavering reverence and awe-filled attitude toward Him. Oswald Chambers wrote: “The remarkable thing about God is that when you fear God, you fear nothing else, whereas if you do not fear God, you fear everything else.” Our fear (reverence) of God gives us the foundation to face all other fears (terrors). In subsequent sessions we will examine some of those other fears and be encouraged that the Lord is greater and enables us to overcome them.
What in God’s creation moves you to awe and worship? What about those things moves you to an attitude of worship?
Recall an experience when viewing a marvel of creation became a worship-filled time for you as you focused on God as Creator.
Have you had a life experience in which some plans you made for your life failed but subsequently you saw that the Lord worked an even greater plan that brought glory to Him and joy to you?
Recall experiences in your life when you encountered the Lord as Protector in danger and Provider in time of need.
Pause even now to praise the Lord and affirm your hope in Him.
Until next week Saints…..
Every day is Sunday