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Fear Only God !!!!!!

10 May
Fear Only God !!!!!!

So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. (Hebrews 13:6)

Because God will never leave nor forsake us, we may well be content with such things as we have. Since the Lord is ours, we cannot be left without a friend, a treasure, and a dwelling place. This assurance may make us feel quite independent of men. Under such high patronage we do not feel tempted to cringe before our fellowmen and ask of them permission to call our lives our own; but what we say we boldly say and defy contradiction.

He who fears God has nothing else to fear. We should stand in such awe of the living Lord that all the threats that can be used by the proudest persecutor should have no more effect upon us than the whistling of the wind. Man in these days cannot do so much against us as he could when the apostle wrote the verse at the head of this page. Racks and stakes are out of fashion. Giant Pope cannot burn the pilgrims now. If the followers of false teachers try cruel mockery and scorn, we do not wonder at it, for the men of this world cannot love the heavenly seed. What then? We must bear the world’s scorn. It breaks no bones. God helping us, let us be bold; and when the world rages, let it rage, but let us not fear it.

 

C.H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook

 

 

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7 responses to “Fear Only God !!!!!!

  1. Nate

    May 10, 2014 at 5:51 am

    I suspect the God who is fearful is not preached so much these days. Therefore there aren’t a lot who really fear him.

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    • Levi Thetford

      May 10, 2014 at 5:58 am

      Nate, I think you are probably correct in this statement. The “awe” factor aspect of God is pretty much gone it seems. Love, or what’s in it for me tends to be the biggest “seller”. Thanks for the insight and comment. Have a great weekend!!!

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  2. paulfg

    May 10, 2014 at 7:28 am

    WOW! Is this Love I hear discussed? Perfect love has no fear (humble opinion). Yet isn’t perfect love the same as an insatiable desire to please (can humble have lots of opinion?) – not to “give” to feel good – to please through awareness and intimate knowledge? When that is a two way thing – who would want fear (of any definition) as an alternative?

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  3. Levi Thetford

    May 10, 2014 at 11:04 am

    Paul, the “fear” of our great God is not one of being terrified that He is waiting to knock us in the head for any wrong doing we commit. Because of the great love He has displayed to us we are in awe of it and respect Him as our Father with love. My children fear me in a certain sense but we have mutual love and they confide in me greatly and know that I’m there for them no matter what they may do. Just to confide with you a bit, out of 5 children one of ours is on drugs within the last year or so. We have been there every step of the way with love, support, and encouragement with her. She is no less loved than before. So with God!!!

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  4. Bride of YAHUSHUA

    May 12, 2014 at 6:19 am

    Fear only GOD – Amen to that. There is no point to fear men because GOD can do ALL things possible while men are under their serious limitations. I do think this can apply to preaching to others about the bible, the truth may be offensive to many but we should NOT fear men but use love that overcomes this fear knowing that there would be hope to spread hope to the lost that they may be saved.

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