You Want Your Name In The Book

Then those who feared the Lord spoke with one another. The Lord paid attention and heard them, and a book of remembrance was written before him of those who feared the Lord and esteemed his name. — Malachi 3:16

So as we read some of the final verses of the book, the debate between God and those who were arguing with him is going to end. But something happens. We discover there is this side conversation that's happening. A group of followers has been listening in, fearing the conclusion of this debate with God. They will stand in contrast with those who have drawn harsh conclusions about God. You see — they have concluded they should revere and fear God. And God turns to them. He listens in. And then, he instructs an angelic scribe to write down who these people were and what they said and did.

This occurrence right here puts the fear of God in me. The thought of God watching, listening, and writing down my name, as well as all the things I do and say, scares me. But it's not just a fear that drives me from God. It's a fear that drives me to him. It drives me to his intelligence, wisdom, power, faithfulness, blessings, answers, and salvation. It resulted in worship and honor of his name, which this group did. They concluded it was time to fear and follow God and not fear the delusions and conclusions of this world.

This year make a choice. Fear God or fear the world. But remember, one choice results in your name being written in an eternal book, and the other does not. One day, God will revisit the names of those who fear him, and when he does, you want your name in that book.

ASK THIS: Have you decided to fear God?

DO THIS: Declare your commitment to God by writing "I choose to fear God" in the comments below.

PRAY THIS: God, I will no longer fear this world, but only you. This begins today.

PLAY THIS: Well Done.

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77 thoughts on “You Want Your Name In The Book

  1. Jim T says:

    I choose to fear the one and o lu God of the universe! Thank you Jesus for being the guiding force in my life.

  2. Marko says:

    On this my first day in 43 years of not having a job, I choose to fear God and Him only. Praise God!!! From the Oswald Chambers devotion today: “Let the attitude of your life be a continual willingness to “go out” in dependence upon God, and your life will have a sacred and inexpressible charm about it that is very satisfying to Jesus. You must learn to “go out” through your convictions, creeds, or experiences until you come to the point in your faith where there is nothing between yourself and God.” And thank you Brother Vince. Have a blessed year my Brother in Christ!

  3. Daniel Rushton says:

    There is a saying in GOD’S NOT DEAD 2″. I would much rather Stand with GOD and fight the world then Stand with the world and fight GOD. I choose to fear GOD, nothing in this world is more scary then not having GOD in my life.

  4. Ron Main says:

    I also choose to fear God and not man. Thank you Vince for always speaking God’s truth and not watering it down. I truly appreciate your daily devotionals and the time and effort you put into them. God’s blessings to you and all the men who are choosing to fear God our Lord and Savior.

  5. Kevin V says:

    I choose to fear God!

    Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.” – John 6:68

  6. Eddie Morales says:

    I choose to continue to fear the almigthy God and put all my effort to honor Him in humble reverance.

  7. Matt says:

    I fear God because of His holiness and my humbleness to live under His authority!

  8. JasonB says:

    No watered down Christianity here!! Fear God or die. Thanks, Vince, for teaching Truth.

  9. Dave says:

    I would like to clarify my response. I fear God not by choice. It is through reading and understanding scripture and through the power of the Holy Spirt that lives in me I fear God. If it were a choice I could simply not choose it tomorrow.

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