Friday, February 10, 2012

Is God Mean?

Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king.

Hebrews 12:28
Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:

Reading the Old Testament, many get the idea that God is mean and out to get them. God is to be feared. The beginning of wisdom is the Fear of God. But God is not a mad animal that strikes out without reason. He is not an erupting volcano that spews at His whim to the detriment of those around Him.

NO!  God is love. So why do we need to fear Him? 
  • HE is the Creator of all.
  • He knows all things.
  • He is majestic, amazing, mighty. Even All Mighty. 
Fear of God is acknowledgement that HE is God. The ultimate authority. Even the most rebellious will put their foot on the brake when they see a patrol car (man's authority.) 

God is not mean. He is JUST. There are laws set in the universe that must be obeyed every bit as much as when you drop something it must fall because of gravity on earth. LAWS. His Laws. 

But God didn't leave us defenseless. He sent His Son, Jesus, to be our mediator. Jesus stands as our defense to acquit of us of all sin against God's laws. Through the Blood of Jesus, God sees us as pure, faultless. 

Apart from Jesus, all are condemned, judged guilty. For to decline the Son of God is the ultimate sin. The one with a sure forever death penalty. 

God is not Mean. He is love. and HE is just. And He provided a way for us to have fellowship with Him. 

Face it - if God was out to get you - you would be gone.

God is Good!

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