I love God the best I know how and He loves me much better. Religion is quick to water down the concept of “fear” of God to merely a Holy reverence. I am sure this reference is part of the quality of God, but I am equally sure to fear God is much more robust in meaning.
Imagine if you will a God capable of creating and destroying everything ever built. Imagine…. if that God ever got hacked off at your and my lack of obedience. Just imagine… Imagine fear of that God….
Now remember what that eternally all powerful entity referred to as God chose to do for you and I on the cross with His son. He allowed His son to die an unspeakably horrible death such that we might have eternal life. Imagine the love required for God to allow the killing of His Son to happen…. Just imagine….
I think that is a bit more of the fear of God we are to have. We are to reverence and appreciate what God could do with our disobedience and revel in the love He chooses to give in stead of the punishment. The reality of fear for what God could do, authenticates the love He chooses to give.
Today I choose to walk in fear of a loving God. I will enjoy His grace, but not forget He is the creator. It is to be in the middle of His will and purpose that I choose to walk today. I pray I will not fail to walk with Jesus…. Amen
“They were multiplied, walking in the fear of the Lord and in the
comfort of the Holy Spirit.”~Paul
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