There is a healthy fear of the Lord that should saturate our relationship with Him. The foundation of this relationship is His love for us, which works in us a response of the “fear of the Lord.” Psalm 111:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom”. This fear is not a cowering kind of fear where we huddle in a corner and hope for God not to punish us. God’s wrath against sin has been satisfied. Jesus Christ stepped in front of that punishment and took that upon Himself. When we choose to take refuge in Christ, we show that we are children of God. My life poured out in worship to God has the power to cover and protect my children. The fear of the Lord is a way of life…it is worship. Oh Lord God! May I experience the fear of the Lord in my own life for the sake of Your name, and for the sake of my family!