Thursday, July 14, 2011

¿SHOULD WE "FEAR" GOD?

¿Should we ‘Fear’ God?

As followers of Christ, God is our protector. He is our Father, our provider, and our help. But modern preachers will have us to believe that God is not to be feared. Some tele-evangelists go as far as to say that we should all white out the word fear in our Bibles, and replace that word, every time it appears with ‘love.’

While it is true that God is Love (1John 4:8), it is the “Fear of God” that is the beginning of our wisdom! (Psalm 111:10/Proverbs 1:7, 2:5, 9:10)

It is thru the fear of God that anyone is obedient.


You may say that I have faith in God because of the Love Jesus showed me dying on the cross. This love that leads you to believe in God will not keep you obedient. The next day and several weeks later when you find out that it was Jesus who spoke the 10 Commandments, and that it is Jesus whom will Kill the people that He catches eating pork when He returns (Isaiah 66:15-18), it will be that fear of being killed, even unto the 2nd death (Revelation 20:12-15) that will cause you to say, “that bacon and Ham sandwich just isn’t worth it!”

Some people can keep their hands to themselves because they love their neighbor just as they love themselves and therefore would never sleep with someone else’s spouse. However most people that do not commit adultery it is out of fear of repercussions. Weather it is fear because the wages of sin is death (Romans 6:23), or you fear what the husband (or wife) may do to you. This fear is instinctive because this also is written in the Bible. 

"Can one go upon hot coals, and his feet not be burned? So he that goeth in to his neighbour's wife; whosoever toucheth her shall not be innocent... A wound and dishonour shall he get; and his reproach shall not be wiped away. For jealousy is the rage of a man: therefore he will not spare in the day of vengeance. He will not regard any ransom; neither will he rest content, though thou givest many gifts." (Proverbs 6:27-35)




We are also obedient to our parents out of fear of repercussions. Weather punishment or spanking, we only obeyed because weather in the home or out in the world disobedience is most usually met with punishment, which in turn leads to sorrow.







THE CONCLUSION OF THE MATTER:
"Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man. "
WHY?
"For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil." (Ecclesiastes 12:13-14)



May the Lord add a blessing to the consideration of His Word in Jesus name...






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