June 2, 2019
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding. - Proverbs 9:10 NIV
In order to comprehend the absolute Great News of Jesus Christ we have to first appreciate the fear of God. Without total awe, wonder, terror, dread, reverence, and respect for a perfectly holy, righteous, and just Creator, we cannot truly appreciate what Jesus Christ, the Son of God, did for us on Calvary’s cross.
It ultimately comes down to perspective and position. Who is God and what is my perspective on His nature, power, and justice? Who am I and what is my human position relative to this Almighty God?
Once we understand and accept the entire story, we can live our lives in a special appreciation of co-existing truths -- the “Fear of God” and the “Love of God.”
"He who fears God has nothing else to fear." - Charles Spurgeon
Have a blessed day!