I have often seen tee-shirts, bumper stickers and posters that say “NO FEAR!” We like to think we can live without fear because we are so self assured and full of pride. We live without fear because we have been lulled into a false sense of security that nothing can touch us.
But what does the bible say about fear? The fear of God.
Is fearing God a bad thing? We don’t hear much about fearing God today do we? We live in a very brazen world. What does fearing God bring about?
Exo 20:19 And they said to Moses, You speak with us, and we will hear. And let us not speak with God, that we not die.
Exo 20:20 And Moses said to the people, Do not be afraid, for God has come in order to test you, and so that His fear may be on your faces, that you may not sin.
I have been listening to Saffron Planet today and they spoke about the fear of God and the above scripture stood out to me. Also, another light bulb moment was when someone said…
”When God becomes little our needs to become more holy becomes little as well”. How true is that!
The more we forget how mighty and powerful God is, the more our own pride increases. So often when we speak about God to the lost, we try to make the other person feel comfortable about it. This leads to reducing God and removing Him from High Places. It also dumbs down the Word, it takes away from the Word and therefore adds to it. It doesn’t rightly divide the whole council of God. Regarding the bible: You must see the whole before you can rightly divide.
And I just love, love, love what Saffron Planet says about the Lamb of God…
…”If we come to terms with Jesus as the Lamb of God, we are coming to terms with someone who is devastating in His impact on our life. But entirely for good”.
Happy, if with my latest breath
I may but gasp His Name,
Preach Him to all and cry in death,
“Behold, behold the Lamb!” [Charles Wesley]
Just wanted to share my time with Saffron Planet with you