Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Strange Fire: The Fear of the Lord

In keeping with my post from yesterday on highlighting the great fact that the wrath of God was satisfied on the cross by Jesus Christ, R.C. Sproul takes us yet another step further in his article called Strange Fire. Here is an excerpt:

"One aspect of the modern church ... is that believers are no longer encouraged to have a healthy fear of God. We seem to assume that the fear of the Lord is something that belonged to the Old Testament period and is not to be a part of the life of the Christian. But fear of God involves not simply a trembling before His wrath, but a sense of reverence and awe because of His glorious holiness.
"Even though we are living on the finished side of the cross, the fear of the Lord is still the beginning of wisdom (Ps. 111:10a). God is still a consuming fire, a jealous God (Deut. 4:24). When we come into His presence, we are to come as children, as those who have been reconciled, but there is to be a godly fear inspired by respect for the One with whom we are dealing."
-R.C. Sproul, Strange Fire, Ligonier Ministries

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