Fear the Lord - first step towards salvation
1 Samuel 12:24 - Only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you.
It is only when we fear the Lord that we thirst and search for an answer to our problems or about life. That is when we start to know ourselves, repent and find Jesus Christ - the manifested love of God.
Fear is also leads to wisdom and understanding of the Kingdom of God. Only a stone hearted person will not have fear of God.
It is this fear that ultimately converts in to a love relation with God and knowledge of who God is.
All creation knows that God hates sin and if we find sin in us we need to fear the Lord and do some thing about it. If we are baptized in Jesus Christ we can not keep on using the sacrifice of Jesus to claim freedom from our sins every time. We need to let the Holy Spirit work in us and help us overcome the sinful nature in us. It is only when we fear the wrath of God or death, we surrender and allow the Holy Spirit to work in us.
God is Holy and hates sin and all things holding sin needs to be cleansed or will perish before Him.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Father God, You are Holy for You are Light and darkness can not stand before You. Lord, help me to fight and overcome this darkness in me. I do not want to be a calamity but be blessed as per your promise to father Abraham. I make this prayer in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
28 And unto man he said, Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom; and to depart from evil is understanding.
26 For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins,
27 But a certain fearful looking for of judgment and fiery indignation, which shall devour the adversaries.
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