February 1st, 2013 - The Lord’s Righteousness, Our Faith and Fear

Psalms 1

1Blessed is the man that doth not walk in the counsel of the wicked, nor stand in the way of sinners, nor sit in the seat of the scornful.

2But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law doth he meditate day and night.

3For he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of waters, that will bring forth her fruits in due season: whose leaf shall not fade: so whatsoever he shall do, shall prosper.

Proverbs 1

7The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.


16For I am not ashamed of the Gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to everyone that believeth, to the Jew first, and also to the Grecian.

17For by it the righteousness of God is revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

18For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness, and unrighteousness of men, which withhold the truth in unrighteousness.

19Forasmuch as that, which may be known of God, is manifest in them, for God hath showed it unto them.

20For the invisible things of him, that is, his eternal power and Godhead, are seen by the creation of the world, being considered in his works, to the intent that they should be without excuse:

     It is the Lord’s righteousness that causes us to live by faith, knowing he reveals all that is needed to trust in his eternal power and Godhead. We are without excuse and will be judged.  That is why the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge.

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