Scripture reading for February 22nd: Leviticus 12-14, Psalm 111, Hebrews 5
Hebrews 5:7-10 “In the days of His flesh, Jesus offered up prayers and supplications, with loud cries and tears, to Him Who was able to save Him from death, and He was heard because of His reverence. Although He was a Son, He learned obedience through what He suffered. And being made perfect, He became the source of eternal salvation to all who obey Him, being designated by God a High Priest after the order of Melchizedek.”
The fear of the Lord–holy reverence for the power and majesty of God and holy reverence for His holy Name is the foundation of wisdom. The psalmist told of the blessedness of those who practice respect and reverence for God. God give them good understanding and reveals to them His covenant love. Jesus Christ, God’s Son, also demonstrated a holy reverence for His Father and fully submitted to His will in going to the cross and tasting death for us. He was made perfect through suffering and offering His own body and blood in perfect reverence for God’s eternal plan of salvation. He was designated by God to be our High Priest forever and ever! Praise His Holy Name!
Psalm 111:9-10 “He sent redemption to His people; He has commanded His covenant forever. Holy and awesome is His Name! The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; all those who practice it have a good understanding. His praise endures forever! ”
Prayer: Father God, Thank You for the example of holy reverence set by Your Son. Thank You that I now have eternal salvation because of His perfect submission and holy reverence. Fill me with You Holy Spirit to empower me with holy reverence in my walk through this world. Use me as an example of holy reverence to a world that is increasingly profane and irreverent.
Leviticus 11:44 “For I am the Lord your God. Consecrate yourselves, therefore, and be holy, for I am holy.”