Good morning! Grace and Peace to you in abundance from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Today we are testing ourselves with God's definition of who.
Psalm 25v12 Who, then is the man that fears the LORD?
The word who, means a person, an identity proclaiming a person. Who am I or who are you? The man that fears the Lord will always go where and be what the Lord wants him to be and go where He wants them to go, for his purpose and for His purpose to be used for the people around them. This does not give us a open road of welcome. Like David we are always going to have enemies, troubles and heart ache. God is preparing a path for us to follow Him and prove that we love Him above all people, so we can be used for His purpose. Who are we as a result in doing His will and letting Him make us into His people; His children. What is God's description of us, what does He see when He looks at us who have faith in His Son making them who they are. He tells us plainly in these Psalms, 25, 26 and 27 who we are. We will spend our days in prosperity and our children will inherit the land. Meaning our children will inherit our inheritance given to us in the Lord, they too will be His children as we are his children. We do not know when or how all we know is they will inherit their new birth right by faith in Jesus Christ being their Lord, Savior and their Father God. We are people our Father confides in, He tells us about all things we receive of himself, His covenant becomes apart of us in our hearts. We are people that have their eyes forever on the Lord, we know only He can release our feet from the snare. It does not matter how big or small the snare is, we know He is the only one that can release it. When we face persecution, trials, or trouble and we will the closer we get to Him.When we are lonely He will be gracious to us with His comfort and love. We are people that know He will take away all of our sins. The closer we get to Him the more our enemies will increase, we may be hated by some. His love will guard our life and rescue us, we will never be put to shame, because we take our refuge in Him. His integrity and uprightness He has given us will protect us, because our hope is in Him making us who we are. We are redeemed and we want all people to be redeemed from all their troubles. Though people all round us do not accept us our hearts will not fear, though war breaks out against us, even then will we be confident. We do not live to please people we live to please the Lord.The one thing that we ask of the Lord and seek is that we may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of our lives. Not the house of the worldly, not the house of the sinners, but the House of the Lord. We have full faith in Him knowing in the day of trouble he will keep us safe in his dwelling, He will hide us safe in Jesus our tabernacle, and set us high upon a rock. Then we will be above all the enemies who surround us, and we will shout and sing with His joy given to us in Christ Jesus. This is who we are that fear the Lord, is this you, is this me? Do you see this person who fears the Lord in you?