Originally posted by sacgamer25
reply to post by Wonders
The fear of God is only the beginning of wisdom. If you were without sin you would not fear God. But we have all fallen short and therefore we all
fear God. We don't believe that we are worthy to be in the presence of God. And we are right we are not worthy. But God came to Moses, if God came
to Moses does this not prove that God felt that Moses was worthy? But Moses feared God and wore a veil.
It is accepting that we are sinners that brings us to repentance but it is Jesus who taught us that we are forgiven. If we turn to God out of fear
and repent for our actions he will forgive you. The forgiven man can accept that God finds him worthy. When i accept forgiveness he will enter my
heart so that I may know that God is with me. I came to the father out of fear but the son came to teach me how to love God.
God has lifted the veil of fear and replaces it with the promise of eternal life.
I still fear God, because I love him. Or rather because he loves me for without him I could not know love.
Proverbs 10:20 20 The tongue of
the righteous is as choice silver, The heart of the wicked is worth little.
Matthew 10:11 "Whenever you enter a city or village, search for a worthy person and stay in his home until you leave town.
Matthew 5:7 God blesses those who are merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Matthew 6:15 But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
Deuteronomy 4:10 Never forget the day when you stood before the LORD your God at Mount Sinai, where he told me, 'Summon the people before me, and I
will personally instruct them. Then they will learn to fear me as long as they live, and they will teach their children to fear me also.'
Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to
serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul,
Ecclesiastes 12:13 The conclusion, when all has been heard, is: fear God and keep His commandments, because this applies to every person.
Luke 21:36 Watch therefore, and pray always, that you may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before
the Son of man.
Few are narrow minded enough to enter.
"You can enter God's Kingdom only through the narrow gate. The highway to hell is broad, and its gate is wide for the many who choose that way.
Luke 13:24 "Make every effort to enter through the narrow door, because many, I tell you, will try to enter and will not be able to.
Isaiah 35:8 And a highway will be there; it will be called the Way of Holiness. The unclean will not journey on it; it will be for those who walk in
that Way; wicked fools will not go about on it.
It seems to me that many people's only consolation is that they truly believe that "we" are incapable of sinning no more.
edit on 10/01/11 by
Wonders because: To add.