“There is forgiveness with You, that You may be feared.” Psalm 130:4
It seems like a paradox: God loves us and forgives our sins, but we are still supposed to fear Him. Though fear and forgiveness seem like contradictory concepts, they actually go hand-in-hand. Godly fear is not terror; it’s reverence.
When we truly respect God, we honor His commands. We also acknowledge when we violate His law; because we want to maintain a good relationship with Him. Out of reverence to God, we confess our sins; out of love, He heals and pardons us. Ultimately, fear and forgiveness teach us the love of the Lord, and it is a very good thing.
Live in Your God-given Blessings Today!
Pastor Derrick Richardson
Pastor of Community Abundant Life Church