Fear can be a healthy thing as it tends to heighten our awareness and prepares us for action. Lord knows, there are plenty of scary things out there to worry about and most of them we can’t do a thing about. Calvin Coolidge once said, “If you see ten troubles coming down the road, you can be sure that nine will run into the ditch before they reach you.” You say, sure but what about: Dirty bombs, Global warming, Disease, Terrorist attacks, Earthquakes, Ozone depletion, Shifting of the magnetic poles and Population out-growing food sources and on and on. Let’s get down to earth here and work with those things we can change and/or prevent. Despair and hopelessness has led mankind down the road of false happiness through drugs, alcohol, perverted sexual activity and a myriad of other self-indulging temporary satisfactions that all come with potentially harmful consequences. Mankind is becoming very evil and selfish.
[2 Corinthians 5:10-11; Hebrews 10:26-31] “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and discipline” (Proverbs 1:7). We are living in a “God-fearing” country that no longer fears God. Even the majority of our citizens, who label themselves “God-fearing”, cannot be heard over the less than ten percent voice that’s re-writing the laws of the land dragging everyone into a pit of debauchery. Fear of revenge or punishment is searing the conscience of the God-fearing citizenry of this great republic. God’s will for man, the foundation of our republic, once known and loved by its leaders and law-makers, is being dismantled, cloaked in the lie of equality. “It is a dreadful thing to fall into the hands of the living God”, for vengeance is His. TOM