Healthy Consequences

“You, even You, are to be feared; and who may stand in Your presence when once You are angry?” (Psalm 76:7)

If we don’t think there are consequences, we tend to make choices that are selfish.  After all, if all things are equal, why not do what I want?

But there are consequences for our choices and that is where fear comes in.  Fear is a healthy reaction to impending bad consequences.  Afraid to stare over the cliff? There’s a healthy reason for your trepidation.

A lack of fear of bad consequences is an unhealthy thing.  A child may not have a healthy fear of knives or hot ovens and get themselves badly injured because of it.

So what about God?  Are we afraid of making Him angry?  We should be.  He holds our fate and our future in His hands.  Isn’t it appropriate to be fearful of Someone that controls our eternal destiny and has the power to create all the universe in six days?

We should cultivate a healthy fear of God in our lives.  Would my current choices make Him angry or would they make Him proud?  Is the life I’m living one that I would be willing to watch on replay in His presence?  The consequences of not asking those questions are worth considering.

Matthew 4:4 #Biblebites

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