S: “He will be the sure foundation for your times,
a rich store of salvation and wisdom and knowledge;
the fear of the Lord is the key to this treasure” Isaiah 33:6 (NIV)
O: Every day there are people, books, tv shows, etc. telling us that they have the answer, the key to happiness, success, etc. This verse is a reminder to not take your sights off of God…He will provide everything you need…from wisdom to happiness to success, He can do it all (in less than 3 easy payments to boot)!
A: I want to seek God with everything, for everything and keep my sights on Him. I also am learning that “fear of the Lord” is not to be afraid of Him, but to respect and honor him. I liken it to my fear of electricity (ha), sure, it can hurt or kill you if you’re not careful with it, that’s why you have to respect it, treat it carefully and it will brighten your day (pun intended) if you treat it properly.
P: Father God, you are my foundation, you are everything to me. I welcome you into my heart to come and shine Your light and wash out the darkness, the sin and the evil that exists in man. Fill me with Your wisdom and grace, pour out of me in my day-to-day thoughts and interactions so that I may help lead others to You. In Jesus name we pray, amen.
BONUS: My pastor taught us the Sword Bible study method, so I’m going to try it out here, please bear with me 🙂 If you’re not aware of what this is, please watch the awesome sermon, “Stop Going To Church and Start Being The Church” here: http://www.hcbcleander.com/pages/page.asp?page_id=173099&programId=120017
The Sword Bible Study Method
o What do we learn about God? That God is our everything, our life source that, when we fully depend on Him, true life change occurs.
o What do we learn about people? That no man can give us everything we need, whether knowledge, guidance, protection, there is only ONE.
o Is there a command to obey? Fear the Lord, Respect the Lord and receive his grace.
o Is there an example to follow? From what I understand, this verse is an address to Hezekiah (king at the time) but is also paralleled in Matthew 6:33, “But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”