Originally posted on 'I Am NOT Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ!':
We know what it was like as we were growing up to have a healthy fear of our parents if we did something wrong we knew for sure discipline was right around the corner. God loves his children the same way and wants them to fear and reverence him which will cause us to prosper in this life. “Furthermore we have had fathers of our flesh which corrected us, and we gave them reverence: shall we not much rather be in subjection unto the Father of spirits, and live? For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but he for our profit, that we might be partakers of his holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby”.(Hebrews 12:9-11).
The fear of God is very needful in the life of the believer…
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