#2 The Fear-of-God. A search gives you clothes and very expensive shoes!

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From https://blog.canberradeclaration.org.au/2019/04/30/the-fear-of-god-a-search-gives-you-clothes-and-very-expensive-shoes/

The Fear-of-God. A search gives you clothes and very expensive shoes!

Oh dear!

Following on from https://blog.canberradeclaration.org.au/2019/04/18/the-fear-of-god-builds-up-confidence-and-makes-a-world-safe-for-your-children/ with the comment by Jerry Bridges “there was a time when committed Christians were known as God-fearing people… a badge of honour”, we need to make more of the fear-of-God.

To have a healthy Fear-of-God is a realistic and essential attitude. It should at the very least be a strong deterrent to do wrong. It is foundational to a healthy church fellowship. It is good for society and the attitude is reflected – as per the Canberra Declaration – in the preamble to the Australian Constitution “Humbly relying on the blessing of Almighty God”.

With this attitude we find our God is overwhelming in His goodness, love and forgiveness. His Son died in our place and now sits at the Father’s right-hand making intercession for us! How good is that?Canberra Declaration

But “fear of God” designer wear and shoes – some actually with “fear of God” emblazoned on them – ranging from $500-$1500AUD? I think maybe to stamp the fear of God into the opposing team on the basketball court, but it sounds like a deliberate slap in the face of God – like many of the proposed policies that are put forward to rule our country. A rejection of God. A flagrant thumbing our nose at God’s laws and precepts for good living and a healthy society. A significant lack of any Fear-of-God.

It would seem that many politicians, and those who would be, have no Fear-of-God. We need to pray for them.

Psalm 33: 8-9, 10-12 speaks to us and our nation. Let it be known.

 Let all the earth fear the Lord;
let all the people of the world revere him.
 For he spoke, and it came to be;
he commanded, and it stood firm.

 The Lord foils the plans of the nations;
he thwarts the purposes of the peoples.
 But the plans of the Lord stand firm forever,
the purposes of his heart through all generations.

 But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,
on those whose hope is in his unfailing love

Also 2 Sam23:3,4

‘When one rules over people in righteousness,
when he rules in the fear of God,
 he is like the light of morning at sunrise
on a cloudless morning,
like the brightness after rain
that brings grass from the earth.’

And 2 Chronicles 19:5-7

He appointed judges in the land, in each of the fortified cities of Judah.  He told them, “Consider carefully what you do, because you are not judging for mere mortals but for the Lord, who is with you whenever you give a verdict.  Now let the fear of the Lord be on you. Judge carefully, for with the Lord our God there is no injustice or partiality or bribery.”

Therefore, you kings, be wise; be warned, you rulers of the earth.  Serve the LORD with fear and celebrate his rule with trembling. Psalm 2:10 NIV.

The Fear-of-God

builds up


and makes a world

safe for your children.

Proverbs 14:26 The Message


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One Response to “#2 The Fear-of-God. A search gives you clothes and very expensive shoes!”

  1. traffic people 11 May 2019 at 1:31 am Permalink

    “It is a shoe that should only be judged by the emotion it gives the kid when he first sees it — however it makes him feel,” says Lorenzo. “In my youth, growing up in the ’ and finishing high school in the ’, contrary to what s happening now, it was our superstar athletes and our pro athletes that were informing the way that we wore our street clothes. These athletes, like Agassi and Jordan, were at the top of their game and what they wore didn’t compromise on design or beauty.”