Pr. 28:14: “Happy is the man who is fears the Lord always, but he who hardens his heart will fall into calamity.”
This morning I read Mt. 13:1, “On the same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the sea. And great multitudes were gathered together to Him, so that He got into a boat and sat; and the whole multitude stood on the shore.”
Multitudes traveled countless miles and gathered to hear Jesus speak. They stood in the crowd to glean wisdom from Him, possibly to receive healing from Him, or maybe just out of curiosity. The point is that they so wanted to see or hear Jesus that they came to find Him.
Ps. 117:2 tells us, “And the truth of the Lord endures forever.”
Like the multitudes, we need to seek Jesus. We need to find Him so that we may hear the enduring truth that He and the Father speak.
In order to fear the Lord, keeping ourselves to His will and His precepts, we must know what He has said to us.
Had the multitudes not gathered that day, they would not have head the parables of Jesus. They would not have heard about the kingdom of heaven. The judgment would not have been revealed to them.
In order to keep our hearts from hardening in sin and against the Lord, we must find Him and hear Him. Lest we fall into calamity, we must remain close to His teachings. Having heard Him, we can then turn our lives fully over to Him and His will.
When we know the true God, we do not desire to turn our backs on Him, but to walk with Him and keep ourselves holy unto Him. This fear of the Lord makes us happy.
Find Jesus today. Seek Him out. Do whatever you must to hear His words of truth which endures forever. I pray that in your hearing, you also understand. True happiness and joy await.
Smiling for you,