Where There Is No Word of God There Is No Fear of God

When and where the word of God is not proclaimed or acknowledged, the fear of God grows weak.

On the other hand, when and where the word of God is declared without equivocation, it gives rise to the reverence of God.

The lesson for us to learn therefore is to lift up the word of God (whether as speakers or listeners) that we might fear Him as we should.

See Psalm 119:38 and Isaiah 57:11.

Our society today is practically deaf to the word of God and for this reason there is so little fear of God.

2 Replies to “Where There Is No Word of God There Is No Fear of God”

  1. Yes, I totally agree. We need to come back to the days where the Word was preached with power, authority, and conviction. Paul told Timothy in 2 Timothy 4:2 “Preach the Word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage–with great patience and careful instruction.”

  2. I admit that I was never pondering on a potential connection between the word of God and the fear of God as you it explained above. Having said that, it was very interesting for me to read it, and I believe your deliberations are true, Mike.

    Of course, there were also times in my life when I was ‘practically deaf to the word of God’, and I wondered what the fear of God might be. But finally, God revealed to me the importance of both.

    Today indeed, I don’t need proof to show me the truth about what I should think (i.e., believe about His word) any more.

    Even if I don’t know exactly why one thing or another is supposed to be right or wrong because I am still lacking in biblical explanations for it, I do “know” the truth about different things occurring to me by His anointing that always teaches me to discern right from wrong (1 Jn 2:27). It is almost ‘like magic’ 😉 since I myself can do nothing about it; I can’t help but feeling this way…

    To clarify it, it is neither human knowledge nor logical consideration that would result in my own decision to conclude whether what might be right or what might be wrong. Biblical explanations to soothe my mind often come (much) later, yet due to His guiding light (Jn 8:12) the heartfelt truth is always present at once. There are times when the truth ‘immediately’ strikes really hard at my heart while I was somehow sitting unaware of it before. Therefore it sometimes hurts to get to know the truth about something.

    This is the case if and only if my heart is simultaneously filled with the fear of God (it feels like a great fire that burns in my heart). In the first instance, God’s truthful touch even makes me cringe. In fact, when His truth hurts from head to toe I feel off the planet…and all I can think about it in my mind is, “I am in fear.” Not till He slows my heartbeat down, I can stop worrying, relax and be still…

    Having been so heavily “touched” by God for the first time, I anxiously thought, “I got a problem!” But there is no competition in this unseen vision 😉 between God and me because God is always sovereign in His doing; whoever could compete with Him who is unique?

    Well, meanwhile I am more or less used to this extremely sudden and frightening experience. Since feeling the fear of God makes it impossible to ever doubt the unseen reality of the Kingdom of God, that is Heaven, and the unseen reality of Satan’s kingdom, that is hell with its evil spirits, too.
    And last but not least, with the fear of God it is quasi impossible to sin (Jer 32:40). Pulling from the Apocrypha, Ecclus. 1:21 says, “The fear of the Lord driveth away sins: and where it is present, it turneth away wrath.” For this very reason, fearing God also means that one feels absolutely secure on his or her way with God.

    Anyway, it’s a challenge and I don’t want to make a mistake, but when I learn the lesson God is going to reveal to my soul I only find God blessed me…

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