Friday, 19 July 2013

Fearing God ...

Josh John put me on to this video a few months back. It is beautifully filmed but more importantly its message has been sitting in my soul for some time. I plan to preach on the 'Fear of God' on August 4th ...

'The LORD takes pleasure in those who fear him, in those who hope in his steadfast love.' Psalm 147:11

'The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life, that one may avoid the snares of death.' Proverbs 14:27 

'His delight shall be in the fear of the Lord.' Isaiah 11:3 (Speaking of the promised Messiah)

John Piper: 'Christian fear and trembling are not because God is our enemy but because he saved us from his wrath through Christ, and now we stand on the brink of the Grand Canyon of his holiness and justice and grace and wrath with unspeakable wonder, knees wobbling and hands trembling, but overcome with worship at the depth of his majesty, not with worry that we might fall in. Listen to the way the Bible says it so paradoxically, and yet, all true saints know what these words mean. Psalm 2:11, “Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.” This fear is shot through with joy'.

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