“That I gave my brother Hanani, and Hananiah the ruler of the palace, charge over Jerusalem: for he was a faithful man, and feared God above many” (Nehemiah 7:2).Text — : Nehemiah 7:1-2
Anyone that has the fear of God will always radiates the light of God through his or her lifestyle. Such a one can be identified easily in a group within a short time of observation or testing. The Scripture is replete with exemplary young men and women who were spotlighted for standing for God when their faith and loyalty were put to test. Joseph stood out against carnal pleasures. Daniel refused to be hindered from praying to Jehovah God; and Queen Esther put her life on the line in order to save the Israelites in Shushan from destruction. Also, Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego were spotted out as the only heads that would not bow to Nebuchadnezzar’s golden image.
The sinner lacks the fear of God and so is not able to stand out for holiness and achieve real success. Repentance and total submission to the Lordship of Christ with sound resolution to follow Him regardless of pressures, oppositions, and persecutions are the pathways to being spotted as a God fearing youth. Jesus promised to be with you always even in your trying times.
The sinner lacks the fear of God
Stand out for God while others are giving up.
Prayer for today
O Lord, help me to stand out for you in righteousness.