The Secret of the Lord
“The secret of the LORD is with those who fear Him, And He will show them His covenant” (Psalm 25:14).
“And I say to you, My friends, do not be afraid of those who kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. 5 But I will show you whom you should fear: Fear Him who, after He has killed, has power to cast into hell; yes, I say to you, fear Him!
Are not five sparrows sold for two copper coins? And not one of them is forgotten before God. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Do not fear therefore; you are of more value than many sparrows” (Luke 12:4-7).
Jesus taught that we should fear God Almighty. The fear of the Lord is so important, we cannot comprehend it.
There are great benefits for fearing the Lord.
In Psalm 34. King David reveals that there is a “secret of the Lord.” Who can get it? Those who fear Him.
What is the secret? It is of course Him, His glorious presence.
Other translations, instead of “the secret of the Lord, say “the secret counsel of the Lord” and “the friendship of the Lord.”
A covenant is an agreement. It is the giving of one’s self to another.
Our God is a covenant-making, covenant-keeping God.
God made a covenant with men who carried the seed of Jesus.
There are seven covenants in the Bible.
Every covenant has three elements: promises, conditions, and a seal.
Abrahamic – includes Isaac and Jacob
New – Christ and the church
Eternal – sealed in eternity past; it should be first but Bible mentions it last
Tree of life