“His mercy is for those who fear him from generation to generation.” Luke 1:50
It is widely known and accepted that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom and you can find this stated in several verses from Genesis to Revelation.
When you fear God with all your heart, then you are acknowledging His existence and His supremacy. You don’t see Him but you believe He is forever there for you.
There are so many people who don’t fear God. They don’t even believe He exists. They have concluded in their hearts that there is no God. And this is very well known in our present day society.
Lots and lots of people have sown their hearts to the devils and they don’t want to accept that God is there anymore. They rejected God and they speak harshly about Him. In fact, they don’t have any respect for God.
In spite of all these and of course of these people, there are generations of people whose hearts are forever on God’s side. I am one of them and I will forever be.
To fear God, you need to genuinely love Him. You need to accept Him as your own Lord and saviour. You need to live your life solely for Him. Believe me, it pays to serve God and to fear Him, truly because you are not just doing this for yourself but you are doing this for your generations and generations to come. Read this above verse again and you will come to understand what this means.
This is Mary the mother of Jesus praising God in this verse. You know how she became the appointed mother of our Lord and how her cousin, Elisabeth the old woman ended up conceiving at her old age and gave birth to John the Baptist. If you read these women stories, you will know that they deserved being the appointed ones.
Their past generations have laid the foundations long ago by fearing God. This is why you must continue to fear and reverence God so that your coming generations will reap the benefit of this.