Fear of the Lord, it seems to me, is like fear of firearms. Whenever the phrase "fear of the Lord" occurs in Scripture, Christians rush to hedge and qualify it: "It really means to reverence God, not to be afraid of him." We easily dismiss the idea of truly fearing him because we don't see ourselves ...
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God, I confess that I've minimized your breathtaking holy otherness in my mind. Restore the fear that puts my sin and your salvation into focus.
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