Hello guys! Here’s some great quotes I got from a book I recently finished. The Two Fears by Chris Poblete is published by Cruciform Press and you can get your copy by following this link. Purchasing your copy enables you to support the author, publishing house and ministry to further push the gospel of Christ.
“For the Christian, the fear of the Lord does not diminish the gospel of grace; it amplifies it. This reverential fear makes his grace more amazing, his mercy more grand, his justice more right, and his love more astounding.”
“Is God loving? Of course. Is he merciful and just? Absolutely. But if we want to know anything truthful about God’s love, mercy, or justice, then we need to start with his transcendent holiness. And that means we need to start with godly fear.”
“Holy fear becomes no longer a matter of terror for us, but a matter of awe and wonder as we give credence to this amazing God of justice and mercy who has punished his own Son as a sacrifice for our sins.”
“The union of God’s judgment and God’s mercy in the death of Jesus, whom God himself put forward, leaves no room for boasting, only for reverential worship. With godly fear, reverence for his judgment, and gratitude for his mercy.”
“A tree of wisdom can grow many fruits when planted in the tender soil of godly fear.”
“To fear the Lord as a Christian is to give credence to the awesome power by which God saves us—the shattering realization that although we deserve eternal death, we have been given eternal life. Why would we not have joy and delight in that fear?”
“Holy fear acknowledges the awesome power that God has over us, but that acknowledgment is informed by the knowledge that we are his beloved children. Holy fear rules over all other fears and sends us running to the Lord as our only true hope.”
“Unholy fear tells us that the propitiatory work Christ accomplished on the cross was not enough to justify us before God. This type of fear drives us to make endless efforts at pleasing God through merit, giving, charity, and legalism.”
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