Category Archives: Fear of God

The Almighty has terrified me

Trusting in the goodness of God’s providential hand even when I can’t see it. Continue reading

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What does Scripture say about wisdom?

Wisdom based in the fear of God keeps the shrewdness of proverbs from slipping into mere self-interest, the perplexity of Job from mutiny, and the disillusion of Ecclesiastes from final despair. Continue reading

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Does God control everything?

Does God have a plan that will conquer what feels like the chaos of human history? If God has control over everything, is he not a cosmic puppeteer pulling our strings when he wants us to dance? Continue reading

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A closer look at wisdom

Wisdom’s call and warning is forcefully presented in the language of choice. Wisdom, in essence says, “Decide now concerning your response to me! Continue reading

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Every day is NOT a great day

Do we now live in cultures that encourage unrealistic expectations of uninterrupted happiness? I find it troubling when the Church strains to paint everything in such positive terms that believers are shocked and perhaps disillusioned by trials and suffering. Continue reading

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Top 5 Arguments against eternal punishment

Most people know that the Bible doesn’t describe a pleasant end for those who reject God’s offer of salvation through Jesus Christ. But what type of judgment falls on them? Continue reading

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Don’t be cruel to yourself

We are cruel to ourselves if we try to live in this world without knowing about the God whose world it is and who runs it. Continue reading

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Turning down God’s offer

Few people have been given as great an offer as was given to Moses. Why didn’t he accept God’s offer? The answer could change the way you live. Continue reading

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4 essentials of faithfulness

Faithfulness in hostile times rests on four deeply held beliefs about God. Continue reading

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Secrets revealed

Luke 12:2-3 “Everything that is secret will be brought out into the open. Everything that is hidden will be uncovered. What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight. What you have whispered to someone behind closed … Continue reading

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