May 25

Proverbs 19:23

The fear of the Lord leads to life: Then one rests content, untouched by trouble.

“Fear of the Lord”  has to do with an awe of Him and respect for His Word. When we have this kind of respect for God, we will gladly listen to Him and walk according to His desires.

One commentary says – “Those who fear the Lord are “untouched by trouble” because of their healthy habits, their beneficial life-style, and sometimes through God’s direct intervention.”  It continues on to say, “This verse doesn’t mean we will be free from any trouble in this life. Evil things still happen to those who love God. This verse is not a universal promise but a general guideline.”

I like to think of it as — fear of the Lord leads to contentment in life no matter what the circumstance; trouble may be all around me but I am at peace and resting in the Lord.

Pray today for the prodigal to fear the Lord, to be in awe of Him and respect His Word. The benefit will be peace, filling their hearts and minds, no matter what they are walking through…

Proverbs 19:23

The fear of the Lord leads to life: Then ________ rests content, untouched by trouble.

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