Fear of God Devotional: What Should Holiness Look Like in Your Life?

What does holiness look like in the everyday life of a father or husband?

Joel Beeke explains in this video that a father demonstrates holiness when he prays with his wife, prays with his children, prays in family worship, and prays spontaneously, such that his children and his wife feel that he is constantly in prayer. He suggests that our first response to the joys and sorrows of life should be to go to God in prayer. In essence, holiness is steeped in prayer and humility.

Secondly, a husband and father also portrays holiness when he has the utmost respect for the Word of God and fears God in that he fears God more than he does man. He asks, “What would God want us to do?” instead of seeking the advice of his friends. As a father and husband, do you find that your life is bathed in prayer and that you fear and revere the Word of God more than you do the opinions of others?

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NKJV) – “Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”