Our conversation yesterday at breakfast was helpful for me as a mother. As a result, I became more aware that one reason that my children are not always obedient is that they don’t fear God. They don’t believe he is a good God who will give them everything they need. They don’t think about displeasing him when they disobey.
So, I had a number of opportunities to bring these thoughts up throughout the day. We’ll probably be talking about it further. If we truly fear God, then we will stop sinning. We will avoid sinning. I told them That’s how I know that when you disobeyed mommy you were not fearing God. Even Laurel understood by the end of the day that disobedience means not fearing God. I wouldn’t have thought to make this connection had God not used it in my own life, and prompted me to talk about the fear of God yesterday.
Oh, taste and see that the LORD is good;
Blessed is the man who trusts in Him!
9 Oh, fear the LORD, you His saints!
There is no want to those who fear Him.
10 The young lions lack and suffer hunger;
But those who seek the LORD shall not lack any good thing. Psalm 34:8-10