Hey this is Ron Moore with today's Bible Minute.
As I read today's passage, see if you can find something that doesn't quite seem to fit. Here it is, Psalm 25:14.
"The friendship of the LORD is for those who fear him, and he makes known to them his covenant." Did you hear it? "Fear" and "friendship." Those words normally don't go together do they? How can the "friendship of the Lord" be for those who "fear him"? Doesn't fear cause us to run away?
The answer is in Jesus and His sacrificial death for us on the cross. With Jesus, fear becomes our honor and respect of God, demonstrated by thankful obedience. Here's the question: Have you trusted in Jesus to make you a friend of God?
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