Posts tagged ‘fear the lord’

Empty Words from Empty Hearts

People have a great ability to fool other people. In fact, there’s an entire industry built around that ability and it’s called acting. Top paid actors pull in millions of dollars for every project they’re involved in. Apart from all those actors though are every day people who are still able to act and often do so every day. They pretend to be one thing when they are not. They pull the wool over the eyes of other people. The best of these people are sometimes referred to as con artists because they have perfected ways to manipulate people through expressed words and apparent feelings. There are many examples of people being conned out of fortunes by brilliant con artists.

Continue Reading June 7, 2021 at 12:49 PM 5 comments

Stop with the Lip Service

The fear of the LORD is the true basis for living the Christian life where the rubber meets the road and in a way that pleases God. That, I believe, is how we are “filled” with the Spirit and empowered to live a life that brings Him much glory. It is not some ethereal, mystical “infilling” that we are to look for, but a real understanding and growth of the fear of the LORD that transforms us from within so that our lives become more naturally filled with His character and likeness. Because the changes come from within us, living the Christian life becomes far more natural to us.

Continue Reading May 31, 2021 at 4:03 PM 1 comment

Discerning the Times: CV-19 and Fear God, Shun Evil

But what is interesting about Job is even though he feared the LORD at the outset, God allowed Satan to put that fear of the LORD to the test. What is fascinating about the whole thing is that Job came out of the entire situation with an even greater fear of the LORD! This should speak to us all as a reminder that we can never fear God enough in this life. There is always another level of fearing the LORD that we must seek to develop. In fact, our fear of the LORD will not be perfected in this life, but only when we receive our glorified bodies and our sin natures are removed.

Continue Reading May 25, 2021 at 12:14 PM 5 comments

Would You Know God, Pt 1?

The reason “pride goeth before destruction” (Proverbs 16:18), is due solely to the fact that pride replaces fear. The two cannot coexist. It is one or the other. Which lives in you? Which lives in me? We cannot have both. We either want to live in fear of the Lord or we will live in proud ignorance.

Continue Reading May 12, 2021 at 1:52 PM 3 comments

God Will Strengthen You

Many portions of Scripture speak of how obedience to God looks. In verses leading up to Isaiah 58:11 we learn of several ways to obey God. Proverbs 1:7 says, “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge: but fools despise wisdom and instruction.” Would you consider yourself a fool or wise? It is easy to determine. Do you fear the LORD God? Do you hold Him in absolute, profound and reverential awe? Do you strive to obey His commandments so that your relationship with Him grows and deepens and so that He can recreate within you the character of His Son, Jesus?

Continue Reading April 27, 2021 at 1:00 PM

Fear God and Live

The subject is fearing the Lord, something that I believe too many Christians (including me), fail at miserably. It happens because we do not focus on our obligation to fear Him because we are often too focused on His mercy, love, and grace. While those things are clearly important, without balancing things out with a healthy profound reverential awe and respect for Him, we become one-sided and truly off balance.

Continue Reading April 13, 2021 at 2:39 PM 2 comments


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