Saturday, February 23, 2013

Practical Atheism and the Fear of the Lord

Those who say they believe in God,
but who live their lives with no fear 
 of God, are, as such, practical atheists.

Transgression speaks to the ungodly
within his heart; there is no fear of
God before his eyes.
Psalm 36:1
Transgression is the deliberate violation
of the law of God, and the ungodly
fearlessly violate the Law of God.

The fear of the Lord is to hate evil;
pride and arrogance and the evil way
and the perverted mouth I hate.
Proverbs 8:13
Pride, arrogance, and a mouth that
speaks perverted things are 
all part of the evil way; and those
who truly fear the Lord hate these
things when they see them in themselves.

...by the fear of the Lord one
keeps away from evil.
Proverbs 16:6b
 One who truly fears God, is one
who shuns evil and runs from evil.
One who fears God does not embrace evil.

Do not let your heart envy sinners,
but live in the fear of the Lord always.
Proverbs 23:17
 One who truly fears God does not 
desire to have the same life, to live
the same lifestyle as sinners.

There is none righteous, not even one...
There is none who seeks for God...
There is no one who does good...
There is no fear of God before their eyes.
Romans 3:10-18
One who truly fears God is one who truly
seeks after God, who seeks the things of
God, and seeks to do good--according to
what God says is good.

..."Give praise to God, all you His bond-servants,
you who fear him, the small and the great.
Revelation 19:5
One who fears God is one who has 
the desire to praise God, and cannot
contain his praise for God.

I will make an everlasting covenant with them 
that I will not turn away from them, to do them
good; and I will put the fear of Me in their 
hearts so that they will not turn away from Me.
Jeremiah 32:40
My friends, do you have the fear of God within you?
If not, repent of your rebellion against Him, and ask
Him to forgive you and give you the fear of the Lord.

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