THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 8
Scripture: John 6:19-21, Proverbs 9:10
Proverbs 9:10 says, “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” Receiving salvation is much easier if our minds have been saturated with the fear of the Lord! In this account of Jesus walking on the water we are told, “So when they had rowed about three or four miles, they saw Jesus walking on the sea and drawing near the boat; and they were afraid. But He said to them, ‘It is I; do not be afraid.’ Then they willingly received Him into the boat, and immediately the boat was at the land where they were going.” When the disciples overcame their fear and received Jesus into their midst, they were immediately translated over to the other side in their journey. What a statement that is! It makes us ponder the ability of God to get us to our goal when we overcome our fear and welcome Him aboard. Jesus walked fearless and exhorts us by faith to enter the realm that characterized His earthly walk! Why did Jesus marvel that His disciples had no faith? What will we look like when we walk in faith? Will the winds and sea obey us? Will death obey us? As we submit to God’s leadership, will death leave when we command it to go and come when we command it to come? This looks like God’s witness protection program!