This should be a great encouragement yo you today! Proverbs 22:4:
The reward of humility and the reverent and worshipful fear of the Lord is riches and honor and life.
The original Hebrew of "reward" here refers to consequences! I LIKE that! We KNOW that there are not so good "consequences" for NOT doing things God's way! I LIKE the GOOD "consequences" that come from DOING things HIS way! Reward is a GREAT word here! Remember that true humility is accepting something you don't deserve (the grace of God) and thanking HIM for it! The fear of the Lord is exactly what the Amplified Bible says (above)! Reverence and worship of the Lord for Who He IS! AMEN! And just what ARE those "rewards" or "consequences"? Riches (wealth), honor (splendor, glory, abundance), and life (sustenance)! Let's line ourselves up with Proverbs 22:4! We can ALL use THOSE rewards! AMEN! Now, for more confirmation, let's look at Proverbs 22:17-19:
AMEN! HE makes His Word known to us so that we CAN obey the Word and line ourselves up for those very GOOD "consequences"! Let's celebrate with another great Christmas song! Here is Hillsong with "Joy To The World":
Shalom in Him!