In a follow-up comment on his blog post about marriage, Thomas Larsen wrote his definition of the fear of God. Tom said “a proper ‘fear of God’ is understood to involve much joy and a desire to orientate one’s life around God and His purposes.”
I really like that definition, especially the latter part. Somehow the idea of centering one’s life on God doesn’t always come through when you hear “fear of God,” even when you hear “fear of God” in a very positive way.
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