“And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.”
King James Version (KJV)
Chris's comment on 2020-09-28 02:31:07:
Warren, those are worthy thoughts you've expressed there: that to change the phrase "the fear of the LORD" to anything else, changes its meaning & implications to the reader. I feel that man has found that phrase to be outdated & confusing to anyone contemplating its meaning. It might, to them, present a loving, merciful God as One also filled with anger, unknowable & to be kept at a distance. And it's for this very reason that the Holy Character of God needs a full & complete explanation so none are kept in the dark, fearful or mystified to this God Who is personal & knowable.
Psalm 33:8: "Let all the earth fear the LORD: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him." An appropriate Psalm which should explain how our words should be used & to cause us to stop in our tracks if we dare to alter the Divine meaning of them. This Scripture declares that if the world is able to stand in awe (= admiration, astonishment, reverence, wonder) of the display & wonder of God, then they must first have the "fear of the LORD" within (fear = understanding the Character of God as we see Him as Holy & we are so unholy, Just as we are unjust, Merciful as we are unmerciful, Truthful as we harbour lies & deceit).
That we should cry out as Isaiah did (Isa 6:5: "Then said I, Woe is me! for I am undone; because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips: for mine eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts."). This was not just a man beholding the Almighty in awe, but one who had to fall to his knees as he saw the absolute Holiness God revealing his sinfulness. This I see is a proper 'fear of the LORD' when we can understand & see with the spiritual eye Who God is that causes us to tremble before Him. Too many today have that 'casual chat with a Friend' approach to God & forget Who He is in the light of who they are.
Marie pilgrim's comment on 2020-06-05 01:53:59:
Walter's comment on 2015-04-08 10:47:02:
GOD DOES NOT WANT US TO FEAR HIS CREATION MORE THAN HIM,RESPECTING GOD,AND HIS WORD.
david's comment on 2014-04-13 19:12:48:
I lost a companion.to not willfully ending their life..it wasenttheir self .. it was a force of "fear " itself.. she feared God cause she was a good person .. In her last text message to.me she stated " I 'm Lost " however the son.of God came to seek.and to.save those who are lost.. amen ! I.believe she is in the heart of Jesus and being loved with a greater Love than any of us can comprehend ...
jocelyn's comment on 2014-02-04 04:20:10:
The word of God in Matthew 10:28 is awesome.Now I
understand the devil has no power to send people to hell.The Lord has the ultimate power over our lives.I am so happy!Praise the Lord!!
david salako's comment on 2014-01-10 11:44:11:
Only God has the power of permanent and eternal destruction. Humans or devils can only kill tempoarily because of the two ressurrections. Do not fear them because the frist death is tempoary but fear God because tbe second death is eternal. Do not fear them because they cannot destroy the self; but fear God because he can destroy spirit, soul; and body eternally.
Joseph Robinson's comment on 2013-08-03 11:50:51:
This will let you know that the only fear that is healthy is to fear God respect other things but truly fear God alone not the devil who is in Gods hands you will be wise to know that God is the only true power and he is good thank Lord Jesus he is