AM: “Satisfied in Fear”

Text:  Proverbs 2:1-11

  • Introduction:
    • Being in the condition of “satisfied” is dependent on living in “the fear of the Lord”
    • This phrase is used 27 times in the King James Bible and additionally in similar phrases     I Samuel 11:7;  II Chronicles 14:14; 17:10; 19:7,9;  Job 28:28;  Psalm 19:9; 34:11; 111:10;  Proverbs 1:7, 29; 2:5; 8:13; 9:10; 10:27; 14:26-27; 15:16, 33; 16:6; 22:4; 23:17;  Isaiah 11:2-3; 33:6;  Acts 9:31
    • Proverbs 2:5  “Then shalt thou understand the fear of the Lord.”
  1. The fear of the Lord begins with a personal relationship with God     Proverbs 2:1
    1. It is only available to the children of god
    2. It is only available from God to His children
    3. It is only available to God’s children by God’s means
  2. The fear of the Lord requires God’s Word getting into you     Proverbs 2:1-6
    1. This is a conditional promise     (if)
    2. God’s Word must be received personally     (thou)
      1. By listening on purpose
      2. By applying it to your own heart personally
      3. By asking the Lord for help from it
      4. By digging into it with desire
    3. God’s Word should be memorized
    4. God’s Word offers God’s assistance     Proverbs 2:6-8
      1. Assistance with God’s wisdom
      2. Assistance with God’s protection
      3. Assistance with God’s guidance
  3. The result of life lived God’s Way:     Proverbs 2:9-11
    1. Life lived God’s way
    2. Then you can have His understanding of truth from His wisdom
    3. Living life well to God’s glory in preparation of eternity
      1. Living from your heart filled with God’s wisdom to direct you
      2. Living from His knowledge being positive in your life
      3. Living from the benefit of His wisdom guiding you to live well
      4. Living with the benefit of His blessings due to living His way.