PSALM 115:13-14 He will bless those who reverently and worshipfully fear the Lord, both small and great. 14. The Lord give you increase more and more, you and your children.

DEFINITIONS

Revere – d) to regard with deep respect, love, and awe; venerate.

John 17:3 says “And this is Eternal Life: it means to know, to perceive, recognize, become acquainted with and understand You, the only true and real God, and likewise to know him, Jesus (as the) Christ, the Anointed One, the Messiah, Whom You have sent.

The true meaning of heaven is not going to a better place, (although it is) or barely escaping damnation. Eternal Life is getting to know the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. Many unbelievers think if you are good you will go to heaven and if you are bad you will go to Hell. But it is so much more than that.

God is love. He delights in blessing those whom He sees as deserving. What is it that He is looking for. He is basically looking for love from us. He deserves all our deep respect and love. But He wants us to give it to Him willingly, not only because we want to escape damnation.

How many people served Hitler out of deep respect and love? How many served Him out of fear? How many served Him just to get ahead? The Lord looks into our heart and sees the motive behind everything we do. He is looking for the love and respect that He deserves while we are here, on the earth. When we get to see Him without faith, we will see how really great and deserving of all our love and respect that He really is.

Jesus showed the true fear of the Lord when He was on the cross and because of our sin was separated from the Father. That was His only fear. And he suffered it for us.

To be truly blessed by Him we must care first and foremost about out relationship with Him. If you love someone you want to be with them and will find the time, the place and a way. If we are serving Him with worship in our heart, then we do it because we want to, not because it is right, not to impress others and not to get ahead, but simply because we love Him more than anything else.

That is what He is looking for. That is when the blessings start to flow. He gives the increase in everyway. Abraham only saw one promise child, though he was promised as many as the stars. We may not see the increase but at the right time it will be there.

SONG — NO ONE BUT YOU — SONGS OF THE VINEYARD

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