“Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? let him trust in the name of the Lord, and stay upon his God.” Isaiah 50:10
Paul says in Acts 13:26, “Men and brethren, …whosoever among you feareth God, to you is the word of this salvation sent.” But the question is who is it that feareth the Lord?
It is you that trust in him and obey; you who’ve not seen him yet still continue to hope in him. You who still believe, when darkness is all around you, and have no light.
Jesus said to Thomas, “because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.” John 20:29
Who is it that feareth the Lord? It is “they that have not seen, and yet have believed.”
I hear people say they believe because they’ve encountered him. But the truth of the matter is no one human being has seen God. True fear is believing, not that we’ve encountered him. ”By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God.” Hebrews 11:8-10