Special thanks to NASA for allowing me to use this photo taken by the Hubble telescope.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Be Afraid!

The most foolish thing a person can do in this life is to NOT fear God.

Look at His record.  Look at what He has done to people who did not fear and subsequently obey Him.
Worldwide flood, fire, brimstone, angels of death, the earth swallowing up people, the sea swallowing up armies, a pile of salt, bears, death by prophet, and the list goes on with what should have been enough warnings.

Why should anyone fear God?  Some insist He does not even exist, others that He wouldn't hurt anyone.  Both mindsets are foolish given the multitude of evidence to the contrary.

Jesus recommended fearing God in Matthew 10:28, "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."

Jesus knew what the wrath of God felt like more than anyone.  He knew it long before He ever died on the cross.  He knew it in eternity past as the Son of God; as "the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world."
God has never let anything slide, never allowed an injustice, or never let any sin go unpunished.  In fact, if it were not for Jesus, we would have never known the Love of God.

How foolish for us modern day people to live as if the Almighty God of everything who has never let anything go unpunished is simply going to ignore our unrepentant and disbelieving lifestyles of self-indulgent behavior.

Philosophy and wisdom go hand in hand, so if the beginning of wisdom is to fear God; then any proper philosophy of life should presume a healthy fear of the Almighty. Any other philosophy of life is foolish and vain.  Sadly, foolish and vain is the only course being offered to the vast majority of philosophy students these days.

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