Pesky Details

Once again I recently heard a preacher saying that fear of the Lord doesn’t actually mean fear. He added that you can’t have an intimate relationship with the Lord if you fear him, you can’t have a healthy relationship with someone you fear.

God chooses love for us and even prefers it to our fear, but for love to replace fear we have to get past one pesky detail. Malachi 1:6 KJV says, A son honoureth his father, and a servant his master: if then I be a father, where is mine honour? and if I be a master, where is my fear? . . ..

Do you love the Lord enough to separate yourself and not touch the unclean thing? 2 Corinthians 6:17-18

Do you honor the Lord enough to do what he asks and not sin? John 14:15

If you let love and honor of God lead you, then there is no need to fear. You have found the more excellent way. 1 Corinthians 12:31


2 thoughts on “Pesky Details

  1. Germinr says:

    It does say to honor the Lord with fear but it means so fear in a way that is honoring. Like say for example, you honor the laws of your society because you fear the consequences right? or even yet, you honor your father and mother because you know or else they’ll woop your butt! likewise, we honor the father by listening to him with all diligence. Fear in the sense that we know that there are consequences to our actions and God is our judge who will pass those consequences on. But yes God is a loving God.


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