Knowing the Fear of the Lord

God Shaped

Therefore, knowing the fear of the Lord, we persuade others. (2 Cor 5:11)

Christians know. We know:

  • All of humanity will eventually appear before the judgment seat of Christ (2 Cor 5:10).
  • Each one of us will receive what is due for what we have done in our bodies, whether good or evil (2 Cor 5:10).
  • Every secret thing is going to be revealed in this judgment of God (Eccl 12:14).
  • Fearing God and keeping his commandments summarizes the whole duty of man (Eccl 12:13).
  • We have all–each and every one of us–sinned and fallen short of his glory (Rom 3:23).
  • The deserved wages of our sinful rebellion is death (Rom 6:23).
  • The day of the Lord is going to come like a thief in the night (1 Thes 5:2).
  • Sudden destruction will come upon people who are saying, “There is peace and security,” and there will be no escape (1 Thes 5:3).
  • With the Lord who has promised these things, one day is as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day” (2 Pet 3:8).
  • God does not wish that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance (2 Pet 3:9).
  • Salvation from the wrath of God is available in and through the Lord Jesus Christ who died for us so that we might live with him (1 Thes 5:9-10).

Christians know. We know the fear of the Lord. We know the good news.

Here’s the question: knowing those things, will you try to persuade anyone today?

About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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