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Fear Has It’s Place !!!!!!

09 Sep
Fear Has It’s Place !!!!!!

Happy is the man that feareth alway. (Proverbs 28:14)

The fear of the Lord is the beginning and the foundation of all true religion. Without a solemn awe and reverence of God there is no foothold for the more brilliant virtues. He whose soul does not worship will never live in holiness.

He is happy who feels a jealous fear of doing wrong. Holy fear looks not only before it leaps, but even before it moves. It is afraid of error, afraid of neglecting duty, afraid of committing sin. It fears ill company, loose talk, and questionable policy, This does not make a man wretched, but it brings him happiness. The watchful sentinel is happier than the soldier who sleeps at his post. He who foreseeth evil and escapes it is happier than he who walks carelessly on and is destroyed.

Fear of God is a quiet grace which leads a man along a choice road, of which it is written, “No lion shall be there, neither shall any ravenous beast go up thereon.” Fear of the very appearance of evil is a purifying principle, which enables a man, through the power of the Holy Spirit, to keep his garments unspotted from the world. Solomon had tried both worldliness and holy fear: in the one he found vanity, in the other happiness. Let us not repeat his trial but abide by his verdict.

C.H. Spurgeon, Faith’s Checkbook

 

 

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7 responses to “Fear Has It’s Place !!!!!!

  1. lulu

    September 9, 2014 at 8:06 am

    You know, I never think of fearing God but am comforted by the knowledge He is here.

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  2. DJ Mynatt

    September 9, 2014 at 8:59 am

    I think children are actually happier when they have boundaries they must follow… and God’s children are happiest when they’re living within the boundaries, too. Fear of God is a good thing – a healthy thing. It helps us to make better choices.

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  3. SLIMJIM

    September 10, 2014 at 2:02 am

    Amen

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  4. K. Q. Duane

    September 11, 2014 at 9:38 pm

    Reblogged this on It's the Women, Not the Men! and commented:
    A healthy fear of God is good.

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