Several years ago while teaching at the first church plant I was involved with in the San Diego area, I found myself trying to explain the concept of fearing God. The usual struggle that Christians have with the idea of fearing God is that they have also learned from Scripture that God is their father who loves them. So why on earth would I fear him?!
That’s a great question, and one that’s very valid. Why would God give us His word and through it teach that we are His beloved children, and then tell us that we are supposed to fear Him? Read the rest of this entry »