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I love this verse! It pierces the heart if one meditates on it. The fear of God is such a beautiful thing … God does not want us to be afraid of Him but He wants us to reverence Him. How do we reverence? We reverence God by setting our lives apart from the world and obeying Him. Noah Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines it as:

In good men, the fear of God is a holy awe or reverence of God and his laws, which springs from a just view and real love of the divine character, leading the subjects of it to hate and shun every thing that can offend such a holy being, and inclining them to aim at perfect obedience. This is filial fear

So how do we find Christ in today’s verse? Establish Jesus unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear. A person who has established his heart and has come to Christ’s salvation, is established in Him forever. There is nothing that can separate us from the love of God … nothing! However, are we devoted to God’s fear? Are we viewing Him with awe and reverence as well as to His word? Do we shun everything that can offend Him? I dare say this is the convicting part of this verse. If ever you need to do spiritual housecleaning, go to this verse and read what Noah Webster has to say about reverence! That will allow that spiritual gauge in your heart to confess and forsake, amen?