Fearing God

“Unfortunately, many of us presume that the world is the ultimate threat and that God’s function is to offset it. How different this is from the biblical position that God is far scarier than the world …. When we assume that the world is the ultimate threat, we give it unwarranted power, for in truth, the world’s threats are temporary. When we expect God to balance the stress of the world, we reduce him to the world’s equal …. As I walk with the Lord, I discover that God poses an ominous threat to my ego, but not to me. He rescues me from my delusions, so he may reveal the truth that sets me free. He casts me down, only to lift me up again. He sits in judgment of my sin, but forgives me nevertheless. Fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, but love from the Lord is its completion.”

William D. Eisenhower

Related: God The Awesome.

3 Responses to “ Fearing God ”

  1. […] John 16:33 The spies were not exaggerating. Their fears were real. But what they lacked was a greater fear or respect for God. They also didn’t recognise that the fear was on both sides. Rahab, a local of that land had […]

  2. Green Peacemst

    Science is in Jesus´ legacy, and it helps us understand the shift that Jesus Christ brought. We don´t get “cast down” by God the punisher. Jesus himself talked about the OT “God wanting mercy, not sacrifice” (Matt 9:13) and “I do not judge…but to save….”John 12:47. His Creation is not a place that coddles, however, and our efforts to learn about God through Jesus or God´s created world are really joined. Science helps us with mental discipline, and studying Jesus´ integrity and legacy helps move from fear and lack of understanding and wisdom into knowledge of God´s love. God bless you and all of us in Jesus´ name.

    • Yes, science is certainly in Jesus’ legacy – we are to love God with all our heart, soul, MIND and strength (Mark 12:30-31). God bless and thanks for your time and comments.

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