Thursday, April 27, 2006

No Fear of God Before Their Eyes

I have been reading A.W. Pink's book "The Sovereignty of God". It helps a great deal to continually be reminded of His sovereignty in the midst of daily constant trials, deception in the pulpits and confusion having it's way within churches all across our society.

Here is an excerpt from chapter 10:

"Why is it that, today, the masses are so utterly unconcerned about spiritual and eternal things, and that they are lovers of pleasure more than lovers of God? Why is it that even on the battlefields multitudes were so indifferent to their soul's welfare? Why is it that defiance of Heaven is becoming more open, more blatant, more daring? The answer is, Because "There is no fear of God before their eyes" (Rom. 3:18).

Again; why is it that the authority of the Scriptures has been lowered so sadly of late? Why is it that even among those who profess to be the Lord's people there is so little real subjection to His Word, and that its precepts are so lightly esteemed and so readily set aside? Ah! what needs to be stressed today is that God is a God to be feared.

"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of knowledge" (Prov. 1:7). Happy the soul that has been awed by a view of God's majesty, that has had a vision of God's awful greatness, His ineffable holiness, His perfect righteousness, His irresistible power, His Sovereign grace."

-A.W. Pink


Blogger Alan said...

Many people are indifferent about eternal things and their afterlife . I have asked people " Are you ready to meet God if you die today?", many just reply " when I die I die " or " I don't care and I don't see God the way you do.
Then I ask " what will you say to God when you see Him face to face?" They usaully just do not answer, some of these people are very close to death.
The fear of the Lord is hard to find in the world today .

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