Wednesday, July 20, 2011

The fear of the Lord

“As is evident from this quotation [Deut 10:12-13, 20], fear is included among a complex of words used to describe (along with “walking . . . loving . . . serving . . . clinging to God”) submissive and faithful worship. Similarly, Deut 6:1–5 reveals that to love the Lord their God with all the heart, soul, and mind is the same as the fear of the Lord. Thus, the “fear of the Lord” is a relational term that signifies Israel’s reverential response to God’s gracious salvation.”—A Severe Mercy, pages 361

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