Fearing God's name

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Fearing God's name

Berichtdoor Canada » 13 Dec 2019, 18:58

Is one a child of God if he/she sincerely "desires to fear God's name"?

Nehemiah 1:11
O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name: and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I was the king's cupbearer.

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Re: Fearing God's name

Berichtdoor J.C. Philpot » 13 Dec 2019, 20:17

I think it is important to have a good description of what the fear of the Lord is.

Proverbs 8:13 King James Version (KJV)
13 The fear of the Lord is to hate evil: pride, and arrogancy, and the evil way, and the froward mouth, do I hate.


Some time ago I heard in a sermon that there are multiple kinds of fear of the Lord, the last one being the true fear of the Lord:
- The fear of a slave: obedience because you are afraid of the judgement
- The fear of a labourer: obedience, because you want to earn something
- Childlike fear: serving God out of gratitude

Furthermore: without faith it is impossible to please God. The fear of the Lord should be a result of a living faith in Christ.

Last remark: someone who doesnt fear the Lord, also has no desire to do so. An earnestly and fervent desire is already a sign of the fear of the Lord.
Man is nothing; he hath a free will to go to hell, but none to go to heaven, till God worketh in him.
George Whitefield

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Re: Fearing God's name

Berichtdoor Arja » 13 Dec 2019, 22:55

Canada schreef:Is one a child of God if he/she sincerely "desires to fear God's name"?

Nehemiah 1:11
O Lord, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name: and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I was the king's cupbearer.


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