Psalm 25:14-15: The Secret of the Lord is for Those who Fear Him
Psalm 25:14-15 (New American Standard Bible 1995)
The secret of the Lord is for those who fear Him, And He will make them know His covenant. My eyes are continually toward the Lord, For He will pluck my feet out of the net.
The secret of the Lord is for those who fear Him. What does it mean to fear the Lord? Does it mean that we simply live in terror of the Lord and are unable to move or do anything in life? What it means is that we have a right understanding of who God is. We live in reverence of who God is and understand our lives are worship to the Lord.
We are called to be living sacrifices unto the Lord. If we truly fear the Lord we understand every decision and choice we make impacts our relationship with God. If we truly fear the Lord we will not do anything to tarnish or destroy our relationship with God. Even if we sin we know that if we confess our sin that He is faithful and just to forgive us. But if we are living in habitual sin and it has overtaken our lifestyle, then the conviction of the Holy Spirit will grip us and we will turn from our sin.
But it is important to see that God shares His secrets with those who truly fear Him. God desires to share the depths of His heart with us. He desires to share the deep things of His kingdom with us. The more we come to know of Him and the truth of His kingdom and His word, the more we come to reflect His very character and nature. The journey with Him is one of being transformed on a daily basis.
Those who fear the Lord He makes His covenant known to them. They come to understand all they have in Him and experience the blessing of being in right relationship with Almighty God. Jesus said that He came to give life abundantly. Jesus also said those who love me will obey my commands. If we are truly to experience all that God has for us it requires us to live according to His word on a daily basis. If we have any area of our lives that are lived in rebellion or disobedience we must be willing to surrender it to the Lord, and allow our Father in Heaven to prune us of that which is hindering His work in our lives.
The writer of the Psalm shows us one of the great important principles of walking with God. He says my eyes are continually toward the Lord. Whatever our eyes are fixed on is the direction we are walking in. He says the Lord will pluck his feet from the net. The devil continually sets traps and snares before us. The way he does this is through temptation and deception. But when our eyes are continually fixed upon the Lord and Jesus is our sole pursuit, we will be protected and guarded from every snare and scheme of the enemy.
Today may we fix our hearts upon the Lord. May we truly pursuit to know Him in a greater way. He desires to bring great blessing into our lives, but if we are not walking according to His ways and His word, this is impossible. If we truly fear the Lord it will impact every area of our lives. Nothing will remain untouched by Almighty God. Our lives will simply be surrendered to the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
Father I come today and ask you to search my heart. Examine my heart and mind and reveal any area that needs to be surrendered to you. I want to give all that I have for the greatness and honor of your name. May my life truly be a living sacrifice. I pray that you would help me to walk in obedience in all your ways. In the name of Jesus, Amen!