Fear, Friendship, and Covenant
“The friendship of the Lord is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant.” - Psalm 25:14
Do you fear God? Do you approach him with reverence? Are you concerned with his will for your life? These are important questions. The verse above says that if these things are true, you are a friend of God. If you do not fear God, then you probably should, because you are posed as an enemy to him!
If you’ve read the other devos this week, you know how to tell if this is true. To recap, if you are going out of your way to serve God, producing good fruit, sowing seeds/sharing the gospel, and giving all of yourself to be in relationship with God, then you are likely someone who fears God. Not necessarily (because you have to look at your heart, too), but it is likely.
Now, if you fear God, you are his friend. Think about that! The almighty, higher-than-everything, spoke the universe into existence, omnipotent, eternal through time and space and matter, holy God is your friend! And the friends of God will know his covenant. God is a God who makes covenant promises with people. When you are his friend, he will promise to never leave you or forsake you. He will promise to cleanse you of all unrighteousness. And he will promise you that you are HIS.
Live in the holy covenant of the God who loves you. Love him and pursue him. Fear him and be his friend. Be faithful, because God is always faithful!