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We know God is omniscient and omnipresent—that He knows everything and exists everywhere. Even so, we sin. And we think we are “getting away” with that sin because God is not physically present to see it. Such a pattern is evidence that we lack holy fear.
It’s easy to confuse positional holiness with behavioral holiness. When we accept God’s gift of salvation, the Lord declares our position before Him to be holy because of what Jesus did for us on the cross. However, he wants our behavior to change so that we will mature in our faith and become mo...
Genuine fear of the Lord does not scare us and drive us away from God. Instead, holy fear draws us closer to God. It aligns us with Him and gives us the opportunity to experience true intimacy with the Creator of all things.