June 13, 2020 @ 12:42 AM
• Psalm 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye. Be ye not as the horse, or as the mule, which have no understanding: whose mouth must be held in with bit and bridle, lest they come near unto thee. Many sorrows shall be to the wicked: but he that trusteth in the LORD, mercy shall compass him about. Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, ye righteous: and shout for joy, all ye that are upright in heart.
• 1Jo 4:8&18 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. ... There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment…. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
Psalm 32 implies that the definition of “the wicked” are simply those that do not trust in the LORD; where trusting in the LORD means we look for direction from the greatest power of the universe. And those that are “righteous and upright” are those that are happy. And in 1 John 4 is says that “love” is the greatest power of the universe, or in other words “God” [the greatest power] is love”. And it says those that do not trust in this power (i.e. love) are like a horse or mule. A horse has to be held back with a bit and bridle where a bit represents force or pain to stop it from going where it should not go. This implies that if we do not follow the LORD’s direction, pain or force will be inflicted to keep us from going in the wrong direction. 1 John 4 also speaks of fear, where fear is the opposite of love because “love casteth out fear”. When someone knows love they know God, which again is defined as the universal greatest power (i.e. “God”). When someone is guided by love, the pain of the bit and bridle is released because they will naturally go in the right direction. But fear comes about when someone is not thankful or joyous in the moment. And this is the pain or torment spoken of in 1 John 4. Fear breads torment because when love is not there, people tend to march forth into despair, so the universe inflicts pain which “holds them back” from going where they would go. But people really inflict pain on themselves because of their despair of being in a state of need rather than joy.
So these words teach us if we want to go where we want to go, be glad, rejoice and have love (God) in your heart, which mean no fear is present and the power of love will guide you where you need to go. If perfect love destroys all fear, then perfect love is simply being fearless. Have no fear but faith that God is in control. And if God, the greatest power (love) is in control of us, there is nothing to fear anyhow and all things will be as they should be.
• Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
There is power in being fearless, no self-pity, no miserly in what has happened to you, only faith that there is a greater power that knows better than us, so don’t lose heart, be thankful and shout for joy in the opportunity to be alive.