Fear of God

March 13, 2013

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SCRIPTURE: Fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Knowledge of the Holy One results in understanding. [Proverbs 9:10, NLT]

QUOTE: God is not mean, but He is dangerous. ~Dallas Willard

COMMENTARY: In Romans 3 Paul talks about man’s depravity which is from tongue to toe. No one understands, no one seeks God and no one does good, not even one. We lie with the tongue, there is poison under our lips. Our mouth is full of cursing and bitterness, our feet are swift to shed blood, destruction and misery are in our path. We do not know how to achieve peace and there is no fear of God to restrain us. The Proverb above states clearly that the “Fear of the LORD” is the beginning of wisdom and knowledge of the Holy One results in understanding.  Dallas Willard says, “We are beginning to get smart when we fear crossing God.” Do you have a fear of not doing His will? A truly wise person realizes that his or her well-being lies in being in harmony with God. God is not mean but He is serious about sin and how it affects His kingdom and what it did to His Son. Electricity or nuclear power are not mean but they are dangerous. When we follow the rules and respect their power, they can indeed be a blessing but we must keep in mind that electricity and nuclear power are dangerous and should be respected with some sense of fear. A person who does not worry about what God thinks isn’t smart.

EXTRA: There are a lot of hurting people and some that I would like for you to remember in prayer. I had a good visit with Penny Hazel yesterday and I was very impressed with her spirit. She has to lay on her back 24-7 and she has pain with almost every movement. She has not been able to eat since her surgery and will not be able to eat for some time but her spirit was incredible. She has tremendous faith in Christ. I went in to encourage her but she encouraged me. I think she may get to come home in a few days. She is a sweet lady with an optomistic attitude and I ask you to say a prayer for Penney. Also, I would like for you to remember my dear friend Bobby and Cyble Anders. They have been through so much the past few months and Cyble is battling bone cancer. They are gracious people.

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EXTRA/EXTRA: Today is Daddy’s birthday. He would have been 102, the age of his mother when she passed in 1992.

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