Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The Fear Of God :

"I heard Leonard Ravenhill preach a few times before he died. And I will never forget. He was reading through a text and he came to the fear of the Lord and he said, “Now this word fear in Hebrew means fear. If it meant anything else, they would have translated another word. It doesn’t mean reverence. It means the kind of things that makes your knees knock together and your teeth chatter. His name is awesome. It strikes terror into the heart of man and don’t you ever forget it. This comfortable God of ours is no God at all. He can do nothing for you. But you like him because he can also do nothing to you.

But that is not the God of the Bible. Awesome is his name.

Isaiah 57:15 says:

“For this is what the high and lofty One says—he who lives for ever, whose name is

As I have said before, I was taught to teach men to be careful. Now don’t you make God
too glorious because he will seem too far away from all of us. Bring him down on our

You bring God down on any level, you have created an idol. I want you to know God is in a high and lofty place." 

~Paul Washer.

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