“The Lord taketh pleasure in them that fear him, in those that hope in his mercy.”
Many Christians today focus on mercy, but very few on the fear of the Lord.
God created the universe and everything in it just by His utterance. He controls the earthquakes, tornados, hurricanes, and raindrops. He fills the oceans and land with all manner of creatures with a perfect life sustaining ecosystem unlike anything elsewhere in the universe.
He spoke to Elijah in a still, small voice, yet has the power to roll up the heavens as a scroll (Rev 6:14).
The Lord is terrible and very great (Psalm 47:2).
He is mighty in power (Psalm 147:5).
We should fear Him as we do any good father.
The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom (Proverbs 9:10).
The Lord takes pleasure when we fear Him, and in those who hope in His mercy.
The two concepts go hand in hand, for how well can we appreciate the mercy of God if we don’t also fear the greatness of His eternal judgment?
It is the fear of the Lord and knowing the we deserve eternal punishment and torment in Hell for our sins that makes the free gift of salvation so much more merciful.
I thank the Lord for His mercy every day, because I fear Him.
Do you fear the Lord? Would you like to know how to be saved? Read Romans 10:9-13 and reach out to me.
I don’t want you to burn for eternity. I hope you fear God enough to make a wise decision before it is too late.