A Honest Heart, With Reverent Fear

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It is an honest heart that both loves and fears God. It is not a strict standard that the Bible equate with Holiness The word ‘fear’ used is not a terror fear, but a reverent fear in the Majesty of The God that created us Our Lord, Our Redeemer and Our Friend.

Which leads us to revisit the Creation Story:

God created a place for Adam and Eve and all His Creation to live. After He created the environment and the wonderful place to live, He created Adam, then from Adam created Eve.

Adam and Eve had a beautiful environment in which to live, they were in a place where God would commune with them regularly.

So you see there is a pattern here: First there is God, then there is an environment to live, and then there is God’s creation Adam And Eve {All of us}. All we need is, companionship with God, and family and a place to live.

Unfortunately, then there is temptation, through a serpent in the ultimate surrounding and environment to live. Our Lord and Our Friend had made a place where we could be content and commune with Him, and have all our needs met.

You now could say, there was a fly in the ointment, which was the serpent in the garden, in the place of contentment.

The pattern of God’s creation is still here: First there is God, then through Salvation {acceptance, repentance and restoration] there is a new environment for us to live, and then there is our soul mate and family, living in The Creator”s pattern. But most likely there is a serpent still in the garden of our environment.

The serpent is not there to do us any good, it will bring deception to our lives and get us to question the things of God.

In Genesis 3 verses 1: “Now the serpent was the most cunning of all the wild animals that the Lord God had made. He {The serpent who Satan disguised himself as} said to the woman {Eve}, ‘Did God really say, You can’t eat from any tree in the garden’.”

Satan had already, destroy His own relationship with God by rebelling against Him. {Read about this in Ezekiel 28 verse 15}.

When we read on in Genesis 3, Eve never truly understood the God that created her, If she did, she would have told Satan who was in the form of a serpent to ‘rack off’. Eve should  have valued her relationship with God more and trusted Him that He knew what was best for them in the environment He created for them, Adam should have provided more protection for His wife and soul mate, and help her make the right decision at the time of temptation, instead of going along with Eve after the event.

Salvation brings us back into right relationship with Our Lord and Our Friend, and into a new environment, but unfortunately temptations do come our way. The best way to handle these temptations is to be strong in our relationship with Our Lord and Our Friend, and to understand the authority available  to us, is the same as Our Lord and Friend used when Satan tried to tempt Him in Mathew 4 verse 10.

Our Lord and Our Friend suffered temptation too, when He came to pay the price, to restore us to right relationship with Him and The Father and The Holy Spirit by dying on the cross.  Jesus answered His temptation with Mathew 4 verse 10:

“Then Jesus told him, ‘Go away, Satan! For it is written: Worship the Lord your God and serve only Him’.”

So the truth about remaining in companionship with Our Lord and Our Friend is to know His Word, Read your Bibles regularly, so as to reveal, to you more about the  God who loves you dearly

God Bless.
O F J.

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