Blessed is every one that feareth Jehovah, That walketh in his ways.Psalm 128:1(ASV)
Faith and patience are the twin sisters that accompany a man or woman of God along their journey of life. They are two of the graces that the spiritual believer needs to be developing on their way to spiritual maturity. They are the two 'fruits-of-the-Spirit' that most completely exemplify the one that fears the Lord and walks in His ways.
A reverence for our Almighty God and obedience to our Father's voice results in an abundance of spiritual fruit and a wealth of spiritual blessings. Blessed indeed is the one who fears the Lord and assuredly blessed is the one who walks in His ways.
The temporal rewards in which the world delights, are gaudy trinkets which enchant the senses for a brief moment before evaporating forever into an ocean of discontent. The eternal blessings that flow from the Lord, are the product of the secret growth of God's grace in our 'new-life-in-Christ'. They are the budding, blossoming, unfolding and fruiting of the cherished 'fruit-of-the-Spirit' which shine like so many jewelled stars in the crown of our heavenly King.
The 'way-of-the-Cross' is not easy, but the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and all who walk in His way are blessed indeed, doubly blessed with a myriad of blessings that have an eternal perspective.
Heavenly Father, You are my God and my Saviour. Thank You for your free gift of grace, which I receive by faith. May I reverence Your name forever and walk in Your ways all the days of my life. All my blessings are rooted and grounded in Christ Jesus my Lord, in Whose name I pray, AMEN.
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