Fear of the Lord

Do you ever hear something that someone states confidently - boldly - as true, but is clearly a lie from Hell, and just get the shivers? Do you ever wonder, "What must God be thinking about that statement?"

When we were young, we used to joke around when someone would say something "radical". "Don't stand too close to me. I don't want to be too close when God strikes you dead." Of course, we never actually thought God would strike them dead, and, of course, it was plain foolishness to think that God would miss, but isn't it equally foolish to think that He doesn't care? Ask Nadab and Abihu. God, through Moses, said, "I will be treated as holy, and before all the people I will be honored." These two young men missed that detail, and "fire came out from the presence of the LORD and consumed them" - Lev. 10:1-3...

Part of a post from my friend Brad over on Studylight.org You can click on the link and read the rest of his post and the discussion (it isn't long--yet).

It brings to mind how I would actually feel if -- or rather when -- Jesus will bring me physically into the throne room of God. I think Fear of the Lord is categorized into two distinct parts. One is the respect and reverence that Christians give to our Father. The other is what will be felt by many unbelievers when they face the Great White Throne. The first is action and the second is emotion. The action part is how we live our lives because we know God and what He is capable of. The fear part is what comes after a physical life is squandered. Reverential awe is action, fear is emotion.
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