The Doorpost: Do we really fear the Lord?
Mike Miller · Apr 01, 2015
If the fear of the Lord is the starting point for knowledge and wisdom, how can we be certain that we really do fear the Lord? One important indicator is our attitude toward evil. Do we truly hate evil, or do we secretly yearn for it or desire it? Do we envy what those who disobey God “get away with”?
Hebrews 1:7-8 tells us that God, the Father, blessed Jesus, His Son, because Jesus loved righteousness and hated wickedness. Jesus didn’t obey His Father out of grudging duty. He was willing to suffer in loving anticipation of the joy set before Him (Hebrews 12:1-2). Even when obedience was not only inconvenient, but costly and painful to the point of death, He loved righteousness and hated wickedness.
Do you obey God because you love righteousness and hate wickedness? Do you truly fear the Lord?
For the Kingdom,